After lunch the interns met with Alain Brandon, Loblaw’s Director of Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility. Alain was kind enough to bring snacks for the interns, complements of Loblaws. Once the introductions were completed, Alain provided the interns with a summary of how Loblaw’s recent acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart has transformed Canada’s largest grocery chain. We then discussed how past reforms of pharmacy laws have affected pharmacies in Ontario, and whether Loblaw has any initiatives pertaining to the provision of local food. Each of the interns appreciate Alain’s candor, and are grateful for his contribution to our orientation.