People in Canada have started a boycott against Giant Tiger
People in Canada are now boycotting Giant Tiger after MP Scott Reid — whose family owns the discount chain — stalled Canada's $82B economic aid package in the House of Commons.
On Tuesday afternoon, 32 members reconvened to give Trudeau's COVID-19 economic package the green light.
Reid, however, defied Conservative party orders and made a surprise appearance at the HOC after releasing an essay on why he could not allow the package to go ahead.
Why I am in the House of Commons today. https://t.co/ulIVV5hry4#cdnpoli #covid19Canada— Scott Reid (@ScottReidCPC) March 24, 2020
Now, the House of Commons is suspended with no clear decision on the economic package in sight.
And as you might expect, Canadians are furious with Reid.
The hashtag #BoycottGiantTiger has already racked up close to 4,000 tweets, with hundreds of Canadians expressing their anger with the Conservative MP.
Some Canadians were polite about the situation.
I mean, with Scott Reid doing the dirty today, I feel like it's time to get a nice big #BoycottGiantTiger going.— Christopher M Ohlhoff (@MOhlhoff) March 24, 2020
And if you work there? Maybe you need to self-isolate for a few weeks, so you should probably #BoycottGiantTiger, too.
While others compared Scott Reid and the Conservative party to a "cancer on society."
#BoyCottGiantTiger I vow to spend the remaining few years of my life helping to destroy the conservative party. Their heinous creed of valuing money and power over human lives is a cancer on society. They must never be given power again. It has become a matter of life and death— maggie wilson (@MaggieGranny) March 24, 2020
Some couldn't resist making a joke about the situation.
Hey if we #boycottgianttiger where are we going to get all those discarded-by-other-stores products & DVDs of movies you've never heard of? #ScottReid— Ed the Sock (@EdtheSock) March 24, 2020
But others were taking the situation more seriously.
Scott Reid is the perfect example why we should never ever ever ever ever have a Conservative government again in any level of government in Canada.— Dale (@DaleV73) March 24, 2020
Have fun explaining your case @ScottReidCPC. #boycottgianttiger
Giant Tiger remains open throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.
It was one of the first Canadian stores to offer its employees increased wages by $2 per hour on March 22, followed by Walmart Canada and Dollarama on Tuesday afternoon.
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