Stephen: Presidential candidate denies involvement in Loblaws bread pricing fiasco

Some Canadians are apparently blaming U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for the rising cost of bread in the Great White North. BuzzFeed reports that the conspiracy theory took hold after Buttigieg revealed that he did work for Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws backed when he worked as a consultant for McKinsey. In 2017, Loblaws’ parent company admitted to colluding with other companies to steadily increase bread prices. However, Buttigieg’s campaign claims he hadn’t worked on Loblaws’ bread pricing and “only recently” heard of the bread-fixing scandal.

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