***Update: VICTORY! Thanks to over 28,000 members of the SumOfUs community (and counting!) who came together to demand that Tim Hortons pull its advertising campaign with Enbridge, they listened and just pulled the ads! Thanks for all you do! ***
Now, when you buy your morning double double at Tim Hortons, you'll have to watch Enbridge's slick public relations ads about how great the tar sands are.
This is pretty rich coming from
the company that deleted islands out of public safety videos to make its Northern Gateway tar sands and tanker project look more safe.
Enbridge is desperate to get support to build a massive tar sands and pipeline project from Alberta through British Columbia -- and is spending millions to try and reach Canadians and change public opinion.
Let's make sure First Nations, impacted communities and those who have already spoken out against this dangerous project aren't drowned out by Enbridge's PR machine.
A major public outcry could force Timmies to ditch Enbridge for good. Can you sign the petition to Tim Hortons now?
Timmies: Ditch your Enbridge ad campaign or we'll ditch you.
Enbridge's ad campaign uses attractive actors, cute kids and high production values to hide the real truth -- its tar sands project will put
ecosystems, salmon and wildlife in danger, create virtually no local jobs, and accelerate climate change. And when oil spills happen, local communities won't simply be able to board a plane elsewhere.
Tim Hortons might not be a Canadian company anymore -- it was just bought by Burger King -- but the company relies on its customers in Canada who are the main buyers of its products. And that's how we can stop them.
A public outcry will
let Timmies know that it can't get away with shilling tar sands without us coming together to stop it.
Sign the petition now to Tim Hortons -- drop your tar sands ad campaign now.
There is an unbroken wall of First Nations opposition to the Northern Gateway project -- and
First Nations are using powerful legal tools in both Canadian constitutional law and their own unextinguished Indigenous laws to oppose this project. The people of Kitimat on the pipeline also raised their voices and voted against Enbridge in a local plebiscite said no to Enbridge.
Apparently Enbridge hasn't had its morning coffee yet because it isn't getting the message that this project won't be built.
Tell Tim Hortons -- end your tar sands marketing campaign with Enbridge now.
Fuelling quality of life ... and that morning java break, Enbridge Blog, June 1, 2015