Running a coffee-and-bagel operation seems simple enough, but Restaurants Brand International has been in a spat with its Tim Hortons’ franchisees that’s threatening to damage the Canadian brand’s stellar reputation. Can RBI smooth things over with its franchisee partners, and make Canadian feel good about their beloved brand?
Here’s our line-up for this week:
11.a.m.: Are we near the finishing line yet with NAFTA? Are they close? The North American Free Trade Agreement negotiators have struck an optimistic note over the past few weeks, hinting that a deal is imminent. But how close are they, really, and which issues remain contentious that could keep them from re-committing to the trilateral trade deal. FP Live unpacks the protracted NAFTA negotiations. Host Larysa Harapyn asks Lawrence Herman of Herman Associates, whether the three countries are on the same page, or is there still much work to be done before they are ready to sign up again.
11.08 a.m.: The worst seems to be over for Bombardier Inc., but does that mean clear skies ahead for the Quebec aircraft maker? Host Emily Jackson asks transport reporter Alicja Siekierska what to expect from Bombardier’s earnings on Thursday.
11.11 a.m. Ask a realtor anything. Tom Storey of Royal LePage answers your questions submitted via social media.
11.14 a.m. Tim Hortons’ Host Larysa Harapyn with retail reporter Hollie Shaw and David Hopkins, President of The Fifteen Group, unpacks Tims Horton’s troubles over the past year and its parent Restaurant Brands International’s effort to contain the crisis.