A Spruce Grove Tempo gas station sign condemning the carbon tax has raised the hackles of the online left wing mob, but when I asked people in the real world about it, I found the online hysteria doesn't match reality.
The sign said “F--ck NDP/Trudeau” and it was only up for about 15 hours before owners of the Tempo logo, Federated Co-Operatives Limited, cracked down.
It was a protest against the latest hike in Alberta’s carbon tax that raised the cost of a litre of gasoline by 2.5 cents, bringing the total carbon tax on a litre of gasoline to 6.73 cents.
I reached out to the owner of the Spruce Grove Tempo and asked him for an interview but he declined because even though he's an independent franchisee, he and his supplier are under a lot of pressure from the Saskatchewan based Federated Co-op, to not be political.
He told me that he received about 80 voicemail messages with regard to his sign and at least 78 of them were supportive. He speculates that the two unsupportive calls were from NDP supporters who wouldn't shop in his store anyway.
He has been in business since he was 22 years old, creating jobs for 40 years, and that's why he's doing this: he cares about his community, his customers and his staff.
I went to his Spruce Grove gas station where the sign now has a third incarnation, thanks to local support.
Watch my video to see what customers had to say.
We’ve led boycotts at The Rebel and they’ve worked. When Earl's restaurants decided that Canadian beef just wasn't ethical enough, we ran a petition that forced the company to source Canadian beef again.
This time let's do a buycott!
When companies are brave enough to stand up and speak the truth, taking heat from their own head offices, online left-wing trolls and the mainstream media, let's support them when we can.