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Iconic Canadian Tim Hortons takes a hit

By Sheila Copps      

The ugly showdown between Unifor and Tim Hortons shows just how far this iconic donut shop has drifted from its humble beginnings on Ottawa Street in east Hamilton.

David Johnston, then Governor General of Canada, pictured on Nov. 4, 2010, outside the Tim Hortons at the Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan, where he was visiting Canadian soldiers. The Hill Times file photograph

OTTAWA—What could have been more Canadian than Timmies. That is until last week. The ugly showdown between Unifor and Tim Hortons shows just how far this iconic doughnut shop has drifted from its humble beginnings on Ottawa Street in east Hamilton. So revered was the initial location that locals used to joke that the tiny outlet should be included on the national list of historic sites and monuments of Canada. When I was Canadian Heritage minister, we even

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