Saturday, March 25, 2006

A cup of corporate responsibility please, venti

Here's an update on the drake/starbucks graffiti in last week's NOW magazine. This author routinely visits Starbucks "despite her better judgement", but is there really anything that wrong with it? Do you feel better visiting Tim Horton's than Starbucks for example by doing your part to support good, responsible, Canadian businesses? Well, think again... This clip from CBC's The Current suggests that Timmy's may not be all the great Canadian goodness it's cracked up to be. (listen to part 1 and fast forward to the 15 minute mark)

2 Comments:

Blogger Anthony said...

I don't mind going to Starbucks because only the top members of the corporate hierarchy matter whether they are Canadian/American. I mean think about it--Starbucks employs local people, is taxed in Canadian dollars, presumably uses Canadian materials for its paper products, and pays rent in Canada. Wherever my couple of cents goes to profit, it'll go to some rich CEO or shareholders, who probably don't contribute to any national cause. I don't need a coffee company to represent Canada.

3/27/2006 10:13 AM  
Blogger naomi said...

I agree with you, but apparently we're in the minority. Canada has become a
Timbit Nation
...

3/28/2006 5:57 PM  

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