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Protests or not, federal politicians aren’t dumping Tim Hortons

By Peter Mazereeuw      

The shine has come off the iconic Canadian brand, but don’t expect MPs to start holding court in a local Starbucks.

Tim Hortons has long been a meeting place for MPs and constituents, and favourite stage for photo ops by prime ministers and party leaders. Photograph by Michael Gil, courtesy of Flickr
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Picketing, nasty headlines, and a boycott campaign so far haven’t been enough to break up the love affair between federal politicians and Tim Hortons. Federal MPs offered their opinion on the controversy rooted in a decision by some Tim Hortons franchises in Ontario to cut paid breaks for employees, after the provincial government imposed a steep increase to the minimum wage timed to come into effect before the summer’s election campaign. Some took aim at the provincial Liberals

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