I have to admit that I got a little hot last night when I heard that US Based retail chain Bed Bath and Beyond had decided to boycott any bitumen derived fuels that come from the Alberta Oil sands. While I can appreciate that all corporations are looking to show off their "Green-ish" policies, I think that they should stick to the office recycling parties before they look to alienate their shoppers.
If you look at the Canadian operations of Bed Bath and Beyond, the sales in Alberta are so minute to the overall financials of this company that frankly, its quite clear that they do not care about alienating Alberta or its citizens. While its true that a corporation has the right to set whatever environmental policy they choose, I do not have to support it.
I am only one person but I can speak with my wallet by choosing to boycott Bed Bath and Beyond. I would encourage all Albertan's to do the same as its probably time we support local chains anyways. This way, we avoid sending our dirty money to the USA.
If you are on twitter...why not send @BedBathNBeyond a message telling them how you feel.