The timing couldn't be more impeccable.
Less than 12 hours before Airspace President Errol Povah and Director Marc Ander embark on a protest regarding the ongoing sale of tobacco from pharmacies in B.C. -- the only province/territory in Canada that still allows such sales -- we learned that yet another major jurisdiction, New York state, is on the verge of outlawing the sale of tobacco from pharmacies (Albany, the state capital, and New York City have already done so). Tobacco sales could be phased out at New York pharmacies
We'll be outside the London Drugs store at Granville and Georgia in downtown Vancouver, B.C, on Wednesday, February 27. The occasion: Pink Shirt (anti-bullying) Day...to the best of my knowledge, a 'local' (B.C. only) event.
So, what's the connection between an anti-bullying event and getting tobacco out of pharmacies? So glad you asked.
London Drugs -- the main sponsor of Pink Shirt Day -- is a bully...a CORPORATE bully!
Well because, a few years ago, London Drugs' COO Clint Mahlman threatened to sue the College of Pharmacists of B.C. -- as well as the individual members of the Board of Directors -- if that body went ahead with a plan to outlaw the sale of tobacco products from all pharmacies in B.C. Tragically, their threat -- THEIR BULLYING -- worked...and the College backed down.
We, however, will not. We will embarrass and humiliate London Drugs -- as well as their #1 cheerleaders (Jon McComb and all the gang at CKNW/Global) -- as much as possible.