Guy Saddy

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Jan 12, 2021
Shift Happens: When does an employee’s online behaviour outside the workplace cross the line?

You’re the owner of a private company. While perusing social media posts, you chance upon a photo of an employee clearly taken several years earlier. He’s smiling, beer in hand—and parading around in blackface. What do you do? Disclosure: I have...

Dec 17, 2020
Adults in the Room: Lessons in leadership from the pandemic's first wave

The pandemic which has just swept ’round the earth is without precedent….never before has there been a catastrophe at once so sudden, so devastating and so universal. The most astonishing thing about the pandemic was the complete mystery which surrounded...

Dec 8, 2020
Shift Happens: Why lack of employee diversity can hurt your company and how you can address it

Our new column examines the points where business, ethics and new cultural realities collide. You can send anonymous scenarios and questions to bcb@canadawide.com. You’re the CEO of a large company. At a Zoom meeting, you realize that none of the participants...

Aug 14, 2020
Pot Shots: How legal cannabis hits different in Canada and the U.S.

When it comes to cannabis, Canadians sometimes think we’re the starship Enterprise—exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and so on. We were the first G7 country to go all-in for legalizing the demon weed on a national basis...

Jul 3, 2020
Pot Shots: Cannabis is essential, so have people been panic-buying in the pandemic?

Gerry Butts, the former high-flying adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is in the news again. OK, not really—unless you count my cousin’s Facebook feed as a verifiable news service. (You could do worse.) On it, the finely surnamed politico...

May 20, 2020
Pot Shots: Cannabis drinks haven't reached the sipping point in B.C. yet

This article was originally published in our April issue, and was written before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. Happy with your chocolate CBD bar? Blissed out by your banana sundae with THC sauce? Well, that’s good news! Seriously, I mean...

Apr 24, 2020
Pot Shots: The legal cannabis market hasn’t lived up to investors’ high hopes. Will that change?

This article was originally published in our March issue, before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. For the national costume segment of the 2019 Miss Universe competition, Alyssa Boston, our very own Miss Universe Canada, came out wearing a smoking ensemble—literally.

Mar 9, 2020
Pot Shots: The jury is still out on CBD

Gather ’round, ladies and gents! You sir, with your thumbs hooked into the belt loops of your dungarees! Come on in, get a little closer. We’re all friends, right? And as your friend, it is a true honour to share...

Dec 13, 2019
Pot Shots: A gift guide for the marijuana enthusiast in your life

God rest ye, merry gentlefolk Let nothing you dismay For you can purchase rolling kits For five bucks on eBay Or vapourizers, joints and grinders At your local mall ’Tis the season, why not buy it all? (I mean, it’s your call…) It’s legal now, so why...

Nov 29, 2019
Pot Shots: Cannabis edibles are now legal. But how do they taste?

They’re chewy! They’re cute as your sister’s kid and as colourful as Christmas! Plus, they pack a THC-infused punch. What’s not to love? A lot. Sold in California, where cannabis edibles are legally available, Stoney Patch gummies are likely in breach of state laws stipulating that cannabis products cannot be...

Oct 25, 2019
Pot Shots: Canada legalized recreational marijuana a year ago. What's next?

A few months ago, Muse Cannabis opened its doors, becoming the first retail cannabis store on Vancouver’s South Granville strip. At the launch, customers milled about glass cases filled with pipes, pre-roll carriers, rolling kits and the sexlessly safe, warning-emblazoned plastic containers in which cannabis is sold. The space is...

Sep 30, 2019
Pot Shots: Seniors might be in for a surprise with some cannabis products

In a scene from Score, Radley Metzger’s 1974 cult classic sexploitation flick, the predatory Elvira attempts to seduce innocent Betsy by loosening her up with a bit of weed. Inexperienced in love, life and, evidently, the mythical “power” of the...

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