June 04, 2015

Tim Hortons has declared war on Canada’s energy industry

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

I can’t believe it. Tim Hortons has declared war on Canada’s energy industry.


A U.S.-based lobby group called ForestEthics pressured Tim Hortons to rip up an advertising contract they had with a Canadian pipeline company. And Tim Hortons agreed.

Tim Hortons has no problem doing business in OPEC dictatorships They have stores in Kuwait. In the United Arab Emirates. In Qatar. In Oman. Those are all dictatorships. Tim Hortons happily takes their money.

But they think Canadian oil and gas workers are too unethical.

Fine. If Tim Hortons doesn’t want Canadian oil money, let’s not give it to them. Boycott Tims.

I know that’s hard to do. Canadians loves Tim Hortons.

The trouble is, with their anti-oil politics, Tim Hortons doesn’t seem to love us back.

Visit www.BoycottTims.com to sign our petition, demanding that they reverse their anti-Canadian decision.

And if you’re as mad as me, please chip in to help pay for radio ads. You can hear the ads right here.

This is about self-respect. How can we shop at a store that doesn’t respect us?

And if Tim Hortons does this today — and gets away with it — who will do it to us tomorrow?

Please visit BoycottTims.com and sign our petition.


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commented 2015-06-10 07:56:18 -0400
Which OPEC country that Hortons does business in demanded they drop their Embridge ad or get out?
commented 2015-06-07 19:46:12 -0400
OMG…does no one els see the Pipe line add at the top of the screen!, Also anyone find it odd thats there no mention about WHY this lobby group was Lobbying? it’s all about the Pipeline, and the add that they pulled was so misleading they actually deleted things like islands from some shots!
commented 2015-06-07 17:18:17 -0400
This is going to fizzle in about a week. Don’t fu*k with Canada’s coffee. I support Enbridge and Tim’s.
commented 2015-06-07 16:33:39 -0400
Your boycott just means more coffee for me! Thanks!
commented 2015-06-07 15:37:57 -0400
Tim’s sends 18’000 kids to camp every year. They sponsor hockey programs for kids in the winter and employ thousands of people across the nation. Endbridge stuff the pockets of the morons running the country so they can destroy the environment in the name of profit.
commented 2015-06-06 20:22:51 -0400
Thank you for bringing this outrage to our attention Ezra and thank you for your tireless efforts to keep Canada safe. SIGNED.
commented 2015-06-06 11:26:01 -0400
I think the Tim Horton boycott campaign is an ineffective way to address their recent cancelling of the Enbridge messages. Boycotts require mass pre-conditioning of both the protestors and the targeted consumer demographic in order to be successful. Also, the choice of Calgary as an initial boycott venue served only to render more ineffective your objective.

The initial venue should have been at a Timmy’s in downtown Toronto. And, the positive sounding placards should carry messages such as:

“Support Timmy’s and Burger King (Tim’s parent Company)
Important consumers of Enbridge and Alberta’s energy products.”
commented 2015-06-06 10:33:53 -0400
The author is clearly a dumb ass. There is a distinct difference between making a statement here at home where it might possibly help and continuing to do business in the Middle East where they have no real clout.
commented 2015-06-06 10:20:40 -0400
And I neglected to add yes, you’re absolutely correct. In our free country Tim Hortons has the right to put what ever they want on their Vid Monitors, so does any corporation. The objection is that no foreign entity has the right to tell them to remove that content.
commented 2015-06-06 10:13:17 -0400
Hello Ken; Greetings from Southern Ontario.

I think that you are making a good point but, to repeat myself, I believe that the real issue is that Canadians are becoming sick and tired of foreign groups (like ForestEthics of New York) sticking their foreign noses into Canadian businesses (like Enbridge) and demanding that these businesses behave in a way that suits their idea of correctness.

It just so happened that this time it was Tim Hortons that was targeted by them, and yes, it’s got some of us pissed off because Tims immediately folded, like a lawn chair, in response to some twits.

Next time it may well be the likes of Canadian Tire or Hudson’s Bay, for example, who will be targeted. Who will stand up then? I believe Rebels will.
commented 2015-06-06 08:39:24 -0400
OK,, let’s see you are saying they declared war on Enbridge and energy in general. So you expect them to air your ads, or else they are decaring war on you? So any company that does NOT air your ads or ads in your favor are somehow declaring war on you. That is fascist, and think about it, Canadian Tire doesn’t run Enbridge ads, niether does Mcdonalds, are they also declaring war? Come on people, Tim Horton has the right to put what ever they want on their Vid Monitors, so does any corporation in our FREE country. This is not North Korea here. Get real and remember, you ( energy sector) are not the center of the universe. Grow up.
commented 2015-06-05 23:54:50 -0400
Big f ing deal. Everyone already knows all about it. Stop crying and whining.
commented 2015-06-05 22:22:38 -0400
Ethical Coffee? Sell your shares folks, really, I would put in a stop loss right now for Monday morning… Don’t say I didn’t warn you…
commented 2015-06-05 22:19:58 -0400
That’s it. Screw them…. Never again! EVER…. And I USED to go daily, sometimes twice… NEVER EVER AGAIN.
commented 2015-06-05 21:08:12 -0400
According to the EM-DAT (the authoritative International Disaster Database), overall climate-related deaths have been reduced by 98% in the last 80 years. They say it is because of Climate protection technology- climate control, sturdy homes, weather satellites, drought relief convoys and modern agriculture- which are made possible by “carbon” based energy. So these self loathing leftist want to reverse this trend?

commented 2015-06-05 19:39:33 -0400
Ashley – and we want them to finish running that ad for the balance of the contract. I think there was one week remaining.
commented 2015-06-05 18:03:52 -0400
The fuel companies should cut off the fuel to Hortons delivery trucks.
commented 2015-06-05 17:00:14 -0400
Right ON Elder, Drummond and Nicholas!
I hope this goes viral and that back room boys start waking up.
commented 2015-06-05 16:04:16 -0400
Just got back from the protest in Calgary. I had to laugh when I saw how many police were about. They must have thought that it was a bunch of enviro radicals who were protesting. In any case the protest was peaceful and law abiding. Like one would expect from true Canadians. My only observation was that if this would have been held closer to the core and on a Saturday the number of people would have increased substantially. You have to keep in mind that those on the right don’t often take part in protests. They are usually too busy working. They don’t get funded by forgin entities to screw over our country like those on the left. I see this is really starting to take off. Trending #one on Twitter in Canada. People are getting sick and tired of the foreign funded enviro groups screwing with the prosperity of the country not to mention people’s economic well being. We are waiting Tim Hortons. We want an apology. And we want it now.
commented 2015-06-05 13:35:59 -0400
No more Timmies for me, they can stick their doughnuts and coffee up their foreign prefered rear!
commented 2015-06-05 13:23:06 -0400
What’s interesting are the comments on the Calgary Sun, versus the Edmonton Sun. Edmonton’s comments are mostly anti-oil and Calgary’s are pro-oil. People in Calgary have it right! I also notice there hasn’t been a comment from the socialist NDP government. It is because they agree with the anti-oil rhetoric.
commented 2015-06-05 12:36:40 -0400
The lame-brains at Timmies listen to clowns like ForestEthics . . . these enviro-loons are corrupt to the core !
Wake the h*ll up Timmies . . .
commented 2015-06-05 12:28:08 -0400
Bill Elder;
Tthank you for attempting to bring this thread back on track and for identifying the real issue here.
We have been drawn into bickering over who serves the best coffee, distracted mostly by people who would like us to wander off from the real issue.
I hope that Canadians are becoming sick and tired of foreign groups sticking their nose into our business and demanding that we behave in a way that suits their idea of correctness.
Now add this insidious incident to the list that includes CTV, under pressure from Saudi Arabia, pulling the Ethical Oil advertisement.
Those were the same Saudi thugs who wrote to the Speaker of the Quebec National Assembly, complaining that the province’s media were writing too sympathetically about Raif Badawi, the blogger who was sentenced to ten years in prison and one thousand lashes for setting up a website that championed free speech.
commented 2015-06-05 12:15:57 -0400
The sale of Tim Hortons to US company Burger King was obviously not in the best interests of Canada. Americans generally view the world from the narrow and many times backward thinking of their own country. Boycott American Tims!
commented 2015-06-05 12:04:55 -0400
If you haven’t already boycotted Tims for their mediocre coffee and terrible food, then you should now.
commented 2015-06-05 11:50:27 -0400
Gorby Lickinstien…I don’t know what part of the world you live in but just as sand is not a limited resource to an Arab water is not a problem in Canada….it falls out of the sky frequently and often accumulates to disastrous surplus levels. In Canada we flush our toilets with potable water. That might be a problem in Los Angeles…which shows remarkably poor urban planning…but it is not in places like say High River…or anywhere along the Red River. Or the Athabaska.

In fact the opening line of the song Red River Valley “From this valley they say you are leaving”…is locally known as a flood evacuation order….followed generally by a gun grab.

And Tim Hortens uses water acquired locally…not bottled water from Alberta….and if you were really concerned about water related ecology you should devote your time to the bottled water scam. It can easily be shown to be a much bigger pollution problem than Alberta’s oil.

On a personal and local level I have to deal with a lot more pollution created by Tim Horten food packaging than by Alberta oil…none of that gets here because there is no pipeline…..so I am compelled to use the oil of regimes who mix far too much BLOOD in their product for my liking…..genius.
commented 2015-06-05 11:41:50 -0400
I will no longer be doing business with “Tim’s”.
commented 2015-06-05 11:30:32 -0400
Just wondering… does Tim Hortos even have any outlets in the U.S. where that watchdog group is from?
commented 2015-06-05 11:27:02 -0400
Gee if Tims is so down on the Oil industry and oil sands people, perhaps they should close their outlets they have at camps, that house oil sands workers… Shell Albion Sands, CNRL. I guess I won’t bother checking to see if Athabasca Lodge, is still open. the camp (known locally) as “the Tim Hortons camp.” May as well close all three Tms in Fort McMurray as well, afterall, surely 80% of that coffee is drunk by someone connected to the oil industry. So when I complete my five hour commute this morning and arrive in Edmonton I think I’ll just drive by Tims and pop into Second Cup or Starbucks. I gotta say, MacDonalds has always had good coffee. I haven’t been there in a long time. I think I’ll give them a try.
commented 2015-06-05 11:16:25 -0400
Timmy’s, along with McDonald’s and other like it, are already on my ‘Boycott’ list.
Reason: If they don’t support the local communities instead of hiring locals, as they’ve done in the pas,t now they hire TFW then I don’t need to support them with my hard earned money. My money will go to the businesses who truly support their local communities by hiring & serving locals.