Canadians Outraged As Whole Foods Refuses To Relent On Poppy Ban

Politicians across the political spectrum have slammed the company for the horrible move.

Amid nationwide outrage that spans the political spectrum, Whole Foods is still refusing to relent on their move to ban employees from wearing the Poppy to commemorate our fallen soldiers.

Here is what top leaders across the country are saying:

“It’s disgusting and disgraceful that @WholeFoods has banned poppies for their employees. We will always stand with our veterans. Whole Foods should apologize and immediately reverse this decision. Everyone should wear a poppy #lestweforget.”

“This is absolutely unacceptable — the poppy is an important symbol of remembrance, and it’s more important than ever that everyone support the @RoyalCdnLegion’s Poppy Campaign this year. #CanadaRemembers”

Note, Justin Trudeau retweeted the above Tweet.

Here’s what Erin O’Toole said:

“Quick video on Woke Foods. #LestWeForget”

This was Jagmeet Singh’s comment (of course he had to throw in some woke talking points):

“It was wrong when they banned staff expressing support for Black Lives Matter and it’s wrong to ban the Poppy.

Canadians shouldn’t lose the right to honour the sacrifices of veterans when they go to work.”

Jason Kenney retweeted the following:

“Not a political statement. Not a fashion statement.

The Poppy is a Canadian statement.

RETWEET if you agree!”

Many more across the nation are expressing outrage.

Whole Foods has managed to bring Canada together in unified outrage against their decision.

Yet, the company – owned by Amazon – is doubling down:

“Whole Foods Market honours the men and women who have and continue to bravely serve their country. We support Remembrance Day in all of our Canadian stores by observing a moment of silence on November 11th and by donating to the Legion’s Poppy Campaign. With the exception of those items required by law, our dress code policy prohibits any additions to our standard uniform.”

Clearly, Whole Foods must reverse this decision.

There is nothing political about wearing the Poppy.

It transcends politics.

It is about honouring those who gave up their lives so that we could be free.

Spencer Fernando

Photo – Twitter