RCAF Veteran and Former Canadian Diplomat Ian Macdonald Blasts Tim Hortons & Backs Free Speech on WiFi for Arthur Topham & Radicalpress.com
August 24, 2015
Manager, Public Relations
Tim Horton’s Inc
Dear Sir or Madame
Re: censorship of WiFi content in Tim Horton’s outlets
Your company is well-known around the world as a genuine Canadian symbol and as such carries the responsibility of reflecting and supporting Canadian values.
One of the most important – if not the most important value – is freedom of speech. Successive Governmentshave dedicated the country to its preservation and over one hundred thousand patriots have given their lives in its defence, including comrades and relatives of the writer. For this hard fought freedom to be trashed by dubiously-motivated individuals who in all likelihood have sacrificed little or nothing in building a democratic society in Canada, is both a betrayal and an insult to your clients as well as your esteemed company and the country, especially Veterans.
I recommend strongly, therefore that you reconsider your censorship of Arthur Topham’s Radical Press. I know Arthur to be 100% patriotic, a conscientious freedom-fighter and righteous in all his endeavours. He deserves acclaim, not abuse.
Ian V. Macdonald
Canadian Foreign Service rtd
Member, Dominion Command, Royal Canadian Legion
Author “OTTAWA – the Golden Years” etc