These comments were in response to an original story published by CTV. They have since revised the original story to make the corporation appear to have done the right thing right away and take the sign down. It was then revised to appear the restaurant had reacted immediately and added in their little pitch about being all about community.
This action only occurred after substantial backlash from customers, the community and social media.
Let me point out the I do not like this new style of "revisionist reporting" that media has taken on. We all reacted to the original story which is what reporting the news is meant to do - incite public reaction. However, CTV has now completely altered the story (at the original link) to reflect that the sign was taken down. So why not write a NEW story with a NEW link, and link it at the bottom of the old story? This type of reporting is not responsible and implies an attempt to re-write the past rather than to learn from it.
Why is it that on Facebook when you make an Edit to something you said ALL of the edits are available for someone else to read and criticize and yet the media is not required to do the same thing with reporting? It is bad enough to revise the original story at all (within the original story!) but if they do we should be shown all of the edited/revised portions made.
My comments are in response to both the original story and the revised version: https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/mobile/news/controversial-sign-at-ottawa-tim-hortons-taken-down-1.4730387
That's what happens when the Yanks take over a Canadian chain. Well, hope they don't want customers because they'll probably lose all their regulars. Most business for McDonalds I guess eh. If it's a matter of homeless hanging around then you should work with the city to find them somewhere else to go. This banning/arresting the homeless because the citizens of the city have Failed them is a pathetic copout to addressing the real problem.
This would have been a great PR opportunity for Tim Hortons to work and promote ending homelessness in Ottawa and instead they are one of the evil corporations that are part of the problem not the solution.