Veterans can't set up poppy boxes inside BC dollar stores
A dollar store chain in BC that sparked anger for refusing to sell poppies for Remembrance Day says vets are welcome to sell poppies at its stores.
Dollarama is clarifying its position after veterans in Kamloops complained that the local Dollarama, along with Dollar Tree, declined to sell poppies on behalf of the Legion.
The Legion later said Dollar Tree had reversed its position.
In a statement, Dollarama says it has no problem with veterans selling poppies at the entrances of its stores, but company policy prevents unattended donation boxes from being left at cash registers.
The company says it doesn't want its employees responsible for managing the money in the boxes, which it says is a policy that applies to any charity seeking to raise money.
(With files from The Canadian Press)