Tim Hortons Expands Harper’s Visibility
Today Stephan Harper announced during a Tim Horton’s press conference that Canada will no longer play host to a G8 summit, as the summit has grown to become a G20. This makes sense as Canada is not longer one of the eight biggest economies in the world and shouldn’t even be invited to a G8 summit, let alone host one. But back to more important matters… Tim Horton’s? For a press conference? Really??
I know that people have this idea that Canadian culture can be defined by a sub-par coffee and doughnut chain, but I really don’t think it’s an idea worth promoting. We have beautiful spaces in this country, many majestic staircases from which a Prime Minister can descend to a well mounted podium. We have spaces that could use the publicity; museums, hospitals, park lands, places that are, often, funded by the government and improve the lives of Canadians. Why on earth are they in Tim Horton’s? It’s not like we can’t all see the inside of a Tim Horton’s, everyone does, after all, need to take a pee on the highway every once in a while. Are they in danger of bankruptcy?Did they need help peddling their timbits? Is this a government initiative to save the double-double? No? Well then it’s what I thought. Harper doesn’t go to museums, it doesn’t occur to him to visit hospitals and he certainly doesn’t appreciate parks, were he might be forced to throw a ball or something and engage in movement. He wants to promote a Canadian institution that every asshole can appreciate. A classic conservative appeal to the lowest common denominator. Or perhaps tubby just wanted a doughnut.
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