Vets say dollar stores won't sell poppies
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The president of the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Kamloops, B.C., is angry that some local dollar stores refuse to sell poppies in what appears to be company policy.
Gord Marsh says both the Dollarama and Dollar Tree stores in the city have turned away Remembrance poppy sales, saying they weren't business related.
Marsh calls the move inexcusable and an insult to veterans whose sacrifice has made Canada a great place to live and do business.
He points out the poppy campaign raises badly needed funds for veterans' rehabilitation and other programs.
Marsh says if it wasn't for the veterans the dollar-store owners may not have those businesses and they would probably be speaking another language.
Management at the Dollarama and Dollar Tree Kamloops stores referred media to their head offices, but calls for interviews have not yet been returned. (CFJC)