Canadian Flyers: This Week’s Best Deals (Dec 12 – 18)

Thanks couponlady, Arch_Dandy & courtreporter for as usual posting this week’s flyer deals in the Canadian Shopping Deals Section

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And here are this week’s flyer deals (Dec 12 – 18, 2008):

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You can also visit the Canadian Hot Deals Forum to keep track of other good deals.

13 responses to “Canadian Flyers: This Week’s Best Deals (Dec 12 – 18)”

  1. Alex says:

    Dec 09, 2008 11:59 ETWal-Mart in Weyburn certified as UFCW Canada unionized store
    “Weyburn is yet another example of Wal-Mart workers in Canada coming together and demanding their rights to bargain collectively,” says UFCW Canada National President Hanley.

    WEYBURN, SK–(Marketwire – Dec. 9, 2008) –

    A Wal-Mart store in Weyburn, Saskatchewan has been granted union certification by the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (SLRB) after years of Wal-Mart legal wrangling and delays, including two Wal-Mart applications to the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn the process.

    “Justice has finally arrived for these Weyburn workers, in spite of Wal-Mart’s endless attempts to thwart the workers from exercising their constitutional right to have a union,” says Wayne Hanley, the National President of UFCW Canada.

    “The time has come for Wal-Mart to end the stalling tactics and begin respecting worker rights and Canadian law. They are not above it.”

    The written decision delivered by the SLRB on Monday, comes almost five years after UFCW Canada Local 1400 applied to the SLRB to represent workers at the store, located about 115 kilometers southeast of Regina.

    Determination hearings into the application began in April 2004 after a majority of the workers at the Weyburn Wal-Mart indicated their support to form a union.

    Those hearings dragged on for 19 months as a series of Wal-Mart legal challenges interrupted the proceedings, including a Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada to stop the process. The court declined to hear the case.

    The labour board hearings finally concluded in December 2005, but before the SLRB could render a decision Wal-Mart again filed to go to the Supreme Court – this time challenging the authority of the SLRB to rule on the application. Again the Supreme Court declined to hear the case. That was in April 2007.

    A change in the makeup of the SLRB caused further delay, but finally this week the original board members who heard the case ruled in favour of the application.

    “I want to welcome our newest members and congratulate the workers for standing up to Wal-Mart and fighting for their rights,” said Paul Meinema, President of UFCW Canada Local 1400. “This has been a long-time coming and it is a victory for them and for all Wal-Mart workers.”

    Applications for two other Saskatchewan Wal-Mart locations are also before the SLRB. UFCW Canada also represents Wal-Mart workers at three locations in Quebec where the process leading to first contracts is underway. In Saskatchewan, UFCW Canada Local 1400 is in the process of contacting Wal-Mart to also commence first-contract bargaining for the Weyburn store.

    “Weyburn is yet another example of Wal-Mart workers in Canada coming together and demanding their rights to bargain collectively,” says National President Hanley. “It’s high time for Wal-Mart to start respecting Canadian traditions and the Charter rights of its workers, and to get to the table without further delay to bargain a first contract in good faith.”

  2. PRO_WALMART says:

    The first group to donate to the toys to the “For the Kids” program is Wal-Mart in Cranbrook. Every week Wal-Mart Canada raises and donates more than $290,000 to Canadian charities and last year alone contributed more than $15 million to causes across Canada. ” Wal-mart’s donation of Shrek donkeys and colourful dolls has made a big impact toward our mission,” shares Sara Jolie, Pediatrics RN. “On average the EKRH pediatric ward would see 4 kids per week which is over 200 patients a year. Being in hospital is almost always challenging, however with community support we can work to help sick kids feel better… and that’s something we can all feel good about.”

    Wilkes-Barre, USA – Area Salvation Army officials accepted $200,000 from Wal-Mart on Monday to help with flood relief efforts and it also dedicated a new canteen truck.Capt. Gilbert Parkhurst and representatives from other Salvation Army locations accepted checks from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. representative James Davis. “Our No. 1 goal is to be part of the community,” he said.

    Davis presented checks to Parkhurst of the Wilkes-Barre Salvation Army and officers from the West Pittston, Berwick, Scranton and Philadelphia locations. “Our generous donation is just a drop in the bucket compared to what you do at the drop of a hat,” Davis said.

    Wal-Mart today announced that it is donating 3 million meals, the equivalent of $1 million, to America’s Second Harvest — the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization. The majority of the donation comes in the form of 50 food-filled trucks being dispatched to food banks servicing every state in the nation. …

    Wal-Mart Stores hosted a “Words are Your Wheels” Literacy Day nationwide on Saturday, April 12, to raise awareness for the fight against illiteracy. Every Wal-Mart store and Sam’s Club announced a $1,000 donation to a local literacy-focused initiative, and hosted a local author or celebrity for a book reading. In total, Wal-Mart stores and Sam’s Clubs gave out more than $3.4 million in donations to thousands of local non-profit organizations or educational initiatives that are helping individuals in their local community learn to read.

    “Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club associates are proud to join the effort to improve reading skills in our country,” said Doug McMillon, evp–merchandising for Sam’s Clubs. “It is never too late to start.” To date the company’s donations to local literacy efforts nationwide total nearly $7 million.

  3. Adam says:

    I am so happy to hear that Weyburn is a unionized store, it’s about gdm time!!!

  4. itsjustmebub says:

    oh no alex will not be happy

  5. x says:

    maybe they could pay their workers better instead of donating so much… 🙂 Oh yes, instead of giving someone a $1 raise, we’ll donate that dollar to charity.. haha

    Anyway, this isn’t about Walmart, why do people post about irrelavant stuff so much?

  6. Me says:

    I personally think the union is a horrible idea, a lot of companies simply pack up and leave in the manufacturing sector when unions are brought in.

    In this economy the last thing everyone needs are more unions.

  7. sujan says:

    i love turkey and i love canada but i hate walmart
    i love boo
    i love smartcanucks

  8. Alice says:

    oh no alex will not be happy”~itsjustmebub

    Hi itsjustmebub
    The person who identified themselves as ‘PRO WALMART!!’ has every right to post here just like myself.

    Take care

  9. Sally says:

    This was posted today in deals and flyers for anyone interested.

    Hello, I’m a producer for CBC TV News in Toronto. We’re trying to do a story today on people using loyalty points for their Xmas shopping. If you’re doing this, or know someone who is, in any major Canadian centre, ESPECIALLY TORONTO OR WINNIPEG…please email me at:

    Thanks very much.

    Larry Guerriero
    CBC TV News

  10. Glen says:

    Alice or Alex?

  11. Alex says:

    Hi Glen
    It’s Alex. I was using another persons computer.

    Take care.

  12. Alex says:

    Money winners of 2008: Wal-Mart heirs still among wealthiest Americans

    So who are are Walton heirs?

    Jim Walton ($23.4 billion and #4 on the Forbes list), son of Sam Walton, is 60 years old and married with four children (future Walton heirs). He lives in Bentonville, Ark., and chairs the Arvest Bank Group. He got his BA at the University of Arkansas. He joined the Wal-Mart board in 2005.

    S. Robson Walton ($23.3 billion and #5 on the Forbes list), son of Sam Walton, is 64 years old and married with three children (more future Walton heirs). He too lives in Bentonville. He received his BA at the University of Arkansas and his Doctor of Jurisprudence at Columbia University. He is the chairman of the Wal-Mart board and helps the company become eco-friendly through its partnership with the environmental group, Conservation International.

    Alice Walton ($23.2 billion and tied for #6 on the Forbes list), daughter of Sam Walton, is 59 years old. She has been divorced twice. She got her BA at Trinity University of San Antonio and lives in Fort Worth, Tex. She is building the Crystal Bridges Art Museum of American Arts in Bentonville, Ark., due to open in 2009. She’s never been involved in the operations of Wal-Mart.

    Christy Walton ($23.2 billion and tied for #6 on the Forbes list), widow of John Walton (who died in 2005 when his ultralight aircraft crashed), is 53 years old and has one child. She lives in Jackson, Wy. She donated her 7-acre San Diego home to Cross Border Philanthropy.

  13. Jae Appell says:

    I wasn\’t sure what to expect when I saw that the title had the word donkey in it but this is an excellent shot.

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