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08/28/2014

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James

I already miss the ice bucket cartoons... It's not even if BK is the first or will be the last to do this.

Not only that, but it is a multinational food enterprise and these companies have been eager to not rely so heavily on the U.S. for future growth. So they perhaps look at themselves as global companies, not American ones (except when they market themselves to Americans). BK recently arrived in my country and the words 'America' and 'USA' are never even mentioned in the local campaigns.

I'm a tad disappointed that the cartoons above don't seem to analyse the various aspects of the issue. Instead they went for the low-hanging fruit: make fun of BK and get brownie points for reflecting public outrage.

Besides, does it really matter if BK goes or not? It's not as if corporations in the U.S. don't use every tax loophole at their disposal. As far as I know, companies like GE haven't paid any real tax in years.

Anyway... can you do a follow-up post about Canadian cartoons reflecting opinions about the merger? Tim Horton is apparently quite the institution over there.

Mike Peterson

You might check National Public Radio, which had a couple of stories on Canadian affection for Timmy's yesterday.

"All Things Considered" interviewed a rabid fan of the company who even runs a website dedicated to it and claimed to go there three times a day -- but was not aware that it was owned by (American) Wendy's for about a decade.

Granted, that probably says more about people who love donuts and coffee enough to run a website dedicated to them than it does about the average Canadian.

Craig L

I thought Burger King was moving to Canada because the Accountants there have a sense of humor... http://presurfer.blogspot.com/2014/08/sheep.html

Gilda Blackmore

Awful burgers! Awful coffee!
A plague o' both [their] houses!

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