Movers arrested after investigation; Air Canada cancels dozens of daily flights: CBC Marketplace cheat sheet

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After Marketplace investigated these movers, the police investigated. Now they’ve been arrested

Following an infiltration Market Investigating a group of national moving companies accused of misleading prices, Toronto police have arrested two key figures and charged them with a series of criminal offences.

The charges come after a raid on Friday when the two bosses arrived at an address in Scarborough, Ont., where the moving companies are based. Within moments, a large contingent of police descended on the scene, seizing business assets and recovering customers’ belongings, including family heirlooms and the ashes of at least one deceased person held by the movers.

Business partners Cemal Ozturk and Dogan Celik, both 30, were each charged with four counts of fraud, mischief, possession of property obtained by crime and false pretence, and conspiracy to commit criminal acts.

Ozturk and Celik have been held for at least 72 hours until a bail hearing on Monday. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

A police press release alleges the customers were given “a low-cost contract to move their belongings”, but once the items were loaded onto a truck, “the men were contacting the customers asking for more money”.

Customers who wanted their goods delivered “would be forced to pay the inflated prices”, often in the thousands of dollars.

In an e-mail statement at the time of Market investigation, Celik said his companies value customers and treat them with respect, and that his companies will “conduct a comprehensive review of all of our operations and procedures to ensure the companies are upholding these important company values.”

Despite several attempts by phone, registered mail, email and social media, Ozturk could not be reached for comment at the time of the Market investigation. CBC was unable to identify Ozturk and Celik’s attorney. Read more

WATCH | Hidden cameras catch movers pushing inflated weight estimates:

Hidden cameras catch movers pushing inflated weight estimates

Roadway Moving initially quoted the Marketplace producer $895 to move 1,000 books. After filling out an inventory spreadsheet, that number jumped to $1,495 before tax to move 3,000 pounds. But on the day of the move, the estimated weight increased again.

Back in March, Market used secret trackers and hidden cameras to show how some movers might scam you. Watch the full survey here.

Amid industry-wide delays, Air Canada cancels dozens of daily flights

If you booked a flight with Air Canada this summer, you’ll need to double-check to make sure it hasn’t been canceled.

The airline will cut dozens of daily flights this summer as it grapples with a series of challenges amid growing travel demand.

Flight delays have been a big problem this month for all airlines.

Analytics firm Data Wazo says 54% of flights to six major airports – Montreal, Calgary, Toronto’s Pearson and Billy Bishop airports, Ottawa and Halifax – were delayed in the seven days between June 22 and June 28. .

Air Canada’s flight changes would see the company cut its schedule by 77 round trips – or 154 flights – on average, each day during the months of July and August.

“Three routes will be temporarily suspended between Montreal and Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Kelowna and one from Toronto to Fort McMurray,” airline spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said.

Most of the flights affected by the changes are out of its Toronto and Montreal hubs, he said. Read more

An Air Canada flight taxis on the tarmac at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport on May 16, 2022. The airline is cutting its summer schedule by 154 flights. (Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)

Nutrition warnings appear in front of some packaged foods in Canada

It will soon be easier for Canadians to spot prepackaged foods that contain high levels of saturated fat, sugar or sodium.

Indeed, Canada will now require companies to add nutrition warnings on the front of prepackaged foods that meet these criteria to help grocers make healthier choices at a glance.

But ground meat will be exempt from labels, after breeder groups opposed Health Canada’s proposal earlier this month.

The government says the labels are aimed at helping Canadians eat healthier, as so-called “nutrients of public health concern” have been linked to diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

“These regulations are designed to make it easier for us to make informed and healthier choices,” said Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos. Read more

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos announced new food labeling in Ottawa on Thursday. Canada will require companies to add nutrition warnings on the front of prepackaged foods containing high levels of saturated fat, sugar or sodium, starting in 2026. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Could TikTok be banned from app stores? This is what this US communications regulator wants to see

TikTok is one of the most popular apps in the world. But a communications regulator in the United States is reporting serious privacy concerns and warning that the app isn’t just “for sharing funny videos or memes”.

Brendan Carr, a commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has written a letter to the CEOs of Apple and Google, warning them that the popular video-sharing app does not meet the requirements of their privacy policies. App Store.

“At its core, TikTok functions as a sophisticated surveillance tool that harvests vast amounts of personal and sensitive data,” Carr wrote in the letter.

The letter comes after US outlet Buzzfeed reported last week that US user data had been repeatedly accessed by entities in mainland China. TikTok later announced that it plans “to remove US users’ private data from our own data centers and completely switch to Oracle cloud servers located in the United States,” the company said.

John Zabiuk, chair of the cybersecurity program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, says if the United States decides to ban the app, Canada will likely follow suit.

“It’s an extremely popular app and it would bother a lot of people [but] if we look at the architecture and the way it works, it’s an extremely dangerous application,” he said. Learn more

TikTok is owned by a Chinese company called ByteDance, itself linked to the Chinese government. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters)

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