Calls to BoycottTims after ads for pipeline company Enbridge yanked from screens

Calls to #BoycottTims after ads for pipeline company Enbridge yanked from screens Ads for pipeline giant Enbridge will no longer be seen by Canadians waiting in line for double-doubles and Timbits.The spots had been airing for close to three weeks on screens at more than 1,500 Tim Hortons locations between British Columbia and Ontario.The campaign on Tims TV was to have lasted four weeks.A group called SumOfUs launched an online petition calling on Tim Hortons to yank the ads, accusing the company of “shilling” for the oilsands shipper.Tim Hortons responded to several Twitter users by saying it values the feedback and the ads will no longer be airing on Tims [email protected] Hi Sterling, we value your feedback and the Enbridge advertisements are no longer airing on Tims TV— Tim Hortons (@TimHortons) June 4, 2015Meanwhile, many in Alberta have now put a call out on Twitter to boycott Tim Hortons because of the move.Calgary Centre Conservative MP Joan Crockatt tells 660News, she hopes they will reconsider.“To me, to show a bias towards a very large contributing company in Canada, which is Tim Hortons base, and Tim Hortons is a Canadian icon, I think just shows a misread of the situation. I hope they will change their mind,” she said.#BoycottTims began trending Thursday.Those upset with the move will be gathering in downtown Calgary Friday.Conservative Pundit Ezra Levant has organized a  protest at noon, at 11 Avenue and 4 Street S.W.Levant claims “Tim Hortons has declared war on Canada’s energy industry.”Enbridge has released a statement saying: “we have enjoyed working with Tim’s and respect their decision.” by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Jun 4, 2015 12:47 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 5, 2015 at 7:30 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email with files from the Canadian Press read more