Thursday, November 02, 2006

Provigo to veterans: Fuck you

A Provigo has decided it no longer has room for vets to sell poppies in their store.

A quick internet search finds that Loblaw's owns: Loblaw's, Real Canadian Superstore, Zehr's, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, anything President's Choice, and Maxi, as well as the mentioned Provigo chain.

(Thanks to Bourque for this, as always.)


Blogger Chuckercanuck said...

ah my friend, don't blame Loblaw's for this.

true, they bought provigo about 4 - 5 years ago.

but this is Provigo pure and simple - typical of them playing to the most prickish tendencies in Quebec.

Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:08:00 PM  
Blogger Scooge said...

Great post! I've just started coming to your blog because I tend to agree and laugh at the comments you leave on Calgary Grit's site. Oh, and I'm with you all the way... Absolutely blame Loblaw's. I'm as easy going as it comes, but you don't fuck with respect for vets. Not in English Canada nor French Canada. Have some respect!

Thursday, November 02, 2006 8:17:00 PM  
Blogger Michelle Oliel said...

Thanks for brining this to my attention. Ixnay on the Oblawslay for me for now on!

Thursday, November 02, 2006 8:47:00 PM  
Blogger Sheena said...

Hey Chucker,
when I used to live in the 819, the Provigo used to sell unblessed broken hosts as snacks. Do they still sell them?

My Ontario friends don't believe that this is true.

Friday, November 03, 2006 6:52:00 AM  
Blogger Joe Calgary said...

You mean like Catholic hosts? I didn't know they could do that... thought they were made sort of exclusively for the church.

As a kid I was an alterboy (let me sleep through mass... only had to get up when the bells were rung for prayer) and I used to swipe those by the pack... loved munching on them.

Friday, November 03, 2006 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Sheena said...

Yes, broken unblessed hosts in lieu of chips and pork rinds.

Friday, November 03, 2006 2:10:00 PM  
Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

Wow, last time I checked this post was a bust - amazing.

Scooge, welcome on in, I always like anyone who agrees with me.

I've never snacked on host before, it sounds a little Hannibal Lecter for me. Whoa, where's that youtube short? Hannibal meets Je - nah, never mind.

Saturday, November 04, 2006 9:36:00 AM  
Blogger Chuckercanuck said...


you are correct. Every grocery store sells unblessed host.

it is not the body of christ without the miracle of trans-substantiation. Its merely very flat bread.

me mommy snacked on this all her life. she recommends in lieu of rice cakes.

Saturday, November 04, 2006 9:51:00 AM  
Blogger Cameron Campbell said...


Assuming if you're a zombie you're still human.

Hmm... this holy trinity thing is tricky.

Sunday, November 05, 2006 11:07:00 AM  

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