The Sensible BC campaign is not welcome at Tim Hortons: not at its coffee shops, and until recently, not on its customers’ laptops.
That’s the message Dana Larsen is getting after he learned that the website for his campaign to decriminalize marijuana had been blocked on the coffee franchise’s WiFi networks, only days after being told not to hold meetings at its restaurants.
Larsen recently completed a tour of approximately 40 stops in B.C.’s Interior and on Vancouver Island, where he held campaign meetings at various coffee shops including Tim Hortons in Port Alberni and Victoria.
Two weeks ago he got a call from the company’s head office to stop meeting at its coffee shops.
“I went online and checked meetings at Tim Hortons and there’s plenty of people out there advertising that they’re meeting at Tim Hortons with all kinds of meeting groups,” Larsen told The Huffington Post B.C. at a Vancouver campaign event on Wednesday night.
“I don’t know exactly why they singled us out.”
About a week later a supporter told him that he couldn’t access the campaign’s website on the Tim Hortons WiFi network.
– Read the entire article at The Huffington Post.