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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Bre-X Gold Scandal

There have been many cases of white collar crime in Canada. None however, have been as strange, and seemingly straight from a movie plot as the Bre-X mining company scandal. When researching for an article to post onto the blog, I stumbled upon this case becoming shocked that something like this could happen, that this …

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Private Interests over Public Good: Former-CEO of IWK Manipulates Power, Social Responsibility, and Implied Trust in $47 000 Expense Scandal

Tracy Kitch, former-CEO of the IWK in Halifax, Nova Scotia, stepped down from her position in late August 2017, one week prior to an independent audit finding she had expensed $47 000 in personal charges to Atlantic Canada’s largest children’s hospital (Gorman, 2017). Hired as CEO in the summer of 2014, Kitch’s personal expenses included costs …

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Families of White-Collar Criminals: The Complex and Tangled Relationships Between Love, Money, and Trust

According to a 2016 report from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, nearly 69 percent of white-collar criminals are men. The New York Times examines the repercussions for families whose lives disintegrate when they discover the “man of the house” wasn’t who they thought he was. Specifically, the guilt, debt, and stress-induced illnesses many women face …

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