Critical Case Study Analysis: George Weston Ltd. and Loblaw Companies Ltd. Bread Price-Fixing

Introduction In our daily lives, we see power differences. When these power differences are related to criminal activity, this is seen as White-Collar Crime. In Sociology 3623, my peers and I have been collecting local, current, real-world examples of these cases from the media. In this paper, I will be analyzing the current case study …

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The Nexon Pipeline Spill – A Claims-Making Activity Concerning Environmental and Ecological Harms

By Christine Roy For this analysis, I will be covering the Alberta Nexen pipeline spill. This spill was “one of the largest leaks in Alberta history,” (CBC News, 2015a) covering an area of 16,000 square metres with 5 million litres of oil. The spill contained a mixture of bitumen, water, and sand. While water and …

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Metron Construction tragedy: A case study surrounding corporate responsibility

The idea of harm to workers in the context of white collar crime is one that emphasizes that principles of responsibility & preparation- or lack thereof-in providing workers with adequate working conditions as well as appropriate training in order to safely maneuver these environments. Whereas workplace accidents happen in almost any sort of occupation, these …

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