June 08, 2015

#BoycottTims: Day 4 UPDATE -- and what's next

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

It's Day 4 of our #BoycottTims campaign. Thanks to all of you for your support and enthusiasm.

Here's what we've accomplished so far, and what's next on our agenda:

Almost 9000 people have signed the petition at our site BoycottTims.com.

In my video report, you'll see the picket outside a Calgary Tim Hortons that was organized very quickly and still got a good turnout (and lots of local media coverage.)

Meanwhile, Rogers Radio won't let us buy time to run our #BoycottTims ad on their stations.

However, about half a dozen smaller stations are running our spot, and another station has given us air time for free.

Tim Hortons has kept silent this whole time. How long can that last?

So what's next for #BoycottTims? Watch and see!


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commented 2015-06-09 17:17:51 -0400
mickey how can send cup and starbuck be running in the middle east but ezra doesnt mention this!
commented 2015-06-09 16:57:44 -0400
Tim Hortons is now behaving like an American owned company that is firmly under the paternal guidance of daddy Obama and his team.
commented 2015-06-09 16:02:25 -0400
I work a 10 on 4 off rotation in the oil patch. At least 7 of those 10 days I stopped at Tims and picked up a juice and muffin for breakfast and often a coffee or two and a few muffins to share with fellow co-workers. I usually buy lunch there at least once in my rotation as well and on my days off usually stop in for a drink and muffin on my way to head out fishing or whatever I may be doing. Well that is over. No more. Have not been there since and never will again. My father was a worse Timmies junkie than myself, he would go 3 – 4 times/day. He has quit as well. We are both disgusted by this kick in the teeth to their customers and their blatant disrespect for the country of their founding and continued support. Without us Tim’s would have died with it’s founder. What a sad attitude from the folks at Tim’s head offices.
commented 2015-06-09 15:19:58 -0400
@jimmy da silva
Hi, in what way is Enbridge corrupt?
Paul B.
commented 2015-06-09 15:17:23 -0400
I don’t understand why there are so many people trying to say this petition and ad campaign are of no impact. They show just by their comments that we are a concern for them. They would ignore us if we weren’t having an impact.

Jimmy sounds like a commercial for Tim Horton’s. He obviously believes his comments will solidify his relationship with the mukkety-mucks in Oakville.

We just keep pressing until we get what we want from TH, which is an apology to Enbridge, and denouncing US and all foreign funded special interest groups in Canada. These interest groups are anti ethical oil because of who funds them. Until that happens, we continue to eat away at their business, whether it be big or small chunks.
commented 2015-06-09 14:24:20 -0400
The overall problem is canada has too much foriegn ownership and there is no loyalty to canadian citizens anymore. We have to stop this.
commented 2015-06-09 14:22:32 -0400
I support this. Its bad enough that 500,000 TFWs come into our country and steal jobs from the locals in a global recession, when we have 2 million skilled unemployed. There is no work in canada at the moment. The IT sector has been wiped out. Manufacturing base in Ontario has been wiped out. Hospitals are laying off. Many do not have enough to eat.
commented 2015-06-09 14:18:50 -0400
Let us protect our Province! This is where we are getting our living, where we are working, our children are here. This Tim Horton is just full of shit that they don’t care with the Albertans. Let us be united in boycotting this TH. I’ve been TH customer since then but that changes my mind now. They just don’t care with us. They just care with the middle east oil that’s financing this anti-albertan oils. But people are more of their individual enrichment than protecting their own COUNTRY!
commented 2015-06-09 14:12:47 -0400
This Jimmy Da Silva is a left wing misinformed moron. Enbridge is a well respected company that donates huge to environment groups and many others across Canada, they even have solar farms, this Enbridge bashing is totally from misinformed people obviously. Pipelines have been and always will be the safest way to move oil to the markets.
Jimmy you need to listen to the information that Tim’s use to have on there TV screens about Enbridge and you will learn something.
commented 2015-06-09 14:11:09 -0400
Granted, I’m not a big fan of Enbridge pipeline because of their spotty safety record worldwide. Is the protest based ‘solely’ on Tim’s denouncing Enbridge or against the whole oil drilling industry? Again, I do not care one iota for that “donut factory”,
commented 2015-06-09 14:01:01 -0400
I would be more than happy to see the franchise pack and go! Honestly, both their “food” items and their “incredible” coffee leave me wanting for more. McDonald’s has both better coffee and food than Tim’s in my humble opinion. Also, the have TV monitors (it beats the hordes of Tim’s gossiping customers gathered at the bland tables and chairs). Enough of Tim Horton’s already!
commented 2015-06-09 13:50:33 -0400
Tims should bite the bullet and tell the US group protesting to buzz off. Keep in mind most of the protesters probably hate Tims food as they probably scorn Tims coffee and look at the food as junk food and/or sugar infused poison (donuts etc). They have nothing to lose kissing these people off which they should have done at the start.
commented 2015-06-09 13:45:58 -0400
Jimmy is with the enviro group that rooked Tims into this thing. The problem is the suits at Tims dont have the skills to be able to handle this.

The only question is if Jimmy is funded by US groups like his wacko organization is.
commented 2015-06-09 11:38:28 -0400

Providing reality to people in the bubble here.
commented 2015-06-09 11:36:05 -0400

How did Tim Hortons screw themselves exactly? This boycott is having zero impact on them and their business. The amount of people actually making a fuss about this is negligible.
commented 2015-06-09 08:53:22 -0400
Just dumped my MrRogers internet account because of their dumbassary over refusing Rebel ads.
It felt good.
commented 2015-06-09 01:16:03 -0400
What is your dog in the fight Jimmy?
commented 2015-06-09 01:14:41 -0400
Really impressive Ezra. All sorts of coverage!
commented 2015-06-09 00:13:15 -0400
Tims really screwed themselves on this. It’s so easy to get coffee somewhere else – all I needed was a reason not to patronize them and – I’m gone – for good.
commented 2015-06-08 22:56:18 -0400

Yes, I am sure Tim Hortons will be brought down to their knees when you get another 9,000 signatures. They will have no choice, but to give in to your demands.

I am sure some people do zone out and watch Tims TV to kill time – but I assure you that an Enbridge ad isn’t the highlight for anyone watching the excellent programming of “Tims TV” – especially considering that many Canadians HATE Enbridge due to horror story billing issues with the company and well – people tend to hate commercials anyway.

Maybe Enbridge – the company isn’t the dog you want to support in this race – since there have been many examples of corruption within the company. The industry might be worth fighting for – but Enbridge isn’t.
commented 2015-06-08 22:11:11 -0400

I have friends who work the oilsands who just might tell you otherwise. Though not likely as nicely as I did. You are free of course to your opinion, and your choice. But to pretty well stamp out a cause in it’s infancy? I wonder if you are one of the ForestEthics supporters…

And believe it or not, this IS worth fighting for, not just because of the ad pull, but to show the world just how Tim Hortons thinks of their Canadian market. If this were simply about a refusal to play an ad, it’d be different. But they broke the contract by pulling the plug early. They only had to wait a week, or even just allowed ForestEthics and SumOfUs to launch their own ad. And while most people just grab a coffee and go, I’ve seen people stay and watch the TV. Not many, but I’ve seen it. Have I made my point, or is there something you don’t get yet?
commented 2015-06-08 21:28:09 -0400

I am willing to fight for something that is actually important or worth fighting for no matter the outcome – this isn’t one of those examples. This is at the bottom of the list of things that are worthy of complaining or boycotting about – that is the point. It’s fake outrage over nothing.

Tim Horton’s has every right to do what they did and of course, you have every right to never buy coffee from them again, but just be aware that nobody gives a fuck about this beyond any sort of negligible degree as the 9,000 signatures confirm. Tim Hortons are not going to be hurting here.

If Tim Hortons agrees to your “demands” and starts showing the Enbridge ads again, what have you won exactly – 99.9999% of Canadians still won’t give a shit about what they show on Tims TV. They just want their coffee.

But hey – knock yourself out in trying win something that will mean absolutely nothing.
commented 2015-06-08 20:13:54 -0400
Tim’s thinks it can avoid dignifying the boycott with a response and wait it out in hopes we just go away. The longer their silence, the more they will get their wish. Not going back.
commented 2015-06-08 19:04:44 -0400
And when this “protest” fails to get the results (or the numbers) that are hoped for, don’t forget that this site is not mainstream, that most people don’t know about it, and most people don’t care. Never mind that this “protest” puts Timmie’s in a no-win situation (not the best strategy, Ezra…)
commented 2015-06-08 17:37:27 -0400
Thank you Jimmy for pointing out the dark cloud in the silver lining. It’s a slow movement to be sure, but is it better to die on your feet than lie on the ground? As I’ve stated in previous reports on #BoycottTims, I’m a Timmy’s man, but I happen to know when they’ve crossed a line. The whole problem is when they get their noses into a political issue, to try and please everyone. But as virtually anyone knows, you CAN’T please everyone. And this is a very good example of that. So, just because this hasn’t lit like wildfire, you are throwing sand on the embers? You are the type to give up the goat at the first glimmer of trouble aren’t you. SOME Canadians actually feel quite strongly on this. Maybe if you poked your head out and read more, you’d realize it.
commented 2015-06-08 17:04:09 -0400
9,000 signatures and 40 people protesting is nothing – it’s negligible as far as Canada goes. Canadians don’t care about this. You know what Canadians care about? Getting their coffee in the morning, during work and after work from Tim Hortons. This protest is NOT moving like a freight train.
commented 2015-06-08 16:55:03 -0400
I’m sure that they think 20,000 Yankee “signatures” on a Yankee Petition…along with some PAID “ForestEthics” employees….are MORE IMPORTANT than REAL Canadians…who ARE their customers…..oh well.
commented 2015-06-08 16:45:42 -0400
Dennis, Milan… Great commentary. It’s as I’ve been saying for quite sometime. You can protest without resorting to barbarism en mass. Just because these “professional protest” groups have made a “living” being menaces, doesn’t mean they’re right.
commented 2015-06-08 16:28:20 -0400
Dennis – exactly. And if you walked up to any of those real people protesting Tim Hortons – they all would be able to tell you EXACTLY why they are there…..unlike the paid professional protesters usually do not even know what/why they are protesting. Cheers.