TORONTO, ON February 25, 2013 – The CBC program “This Hour has 22 Minutes” featured a short skit February 19 satirizing the possibilities of a Canadian becoming pope. During a spoof of parishioners receiving Holy Communion, Tim Bits and Tim Hortons Coffee were substituted for the bread and wine. We have protested the offensiveness of satirizing the Blessed Sacrament to the CBC, and also to Tim Hortons. While the company would have played no part in creating the skit, viewers associated it with their product and the association may not be a welcome one for the company. We asked the company to discourage “This Hour” producers from using their products in portrayals offensive to Catholics and many others.
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