Ford Is Making It Illegal For Ontario Companies To Ban Poppies
Doug Ford is speaking out after the controversial decision of Whole Foods’ poppy ban.
The grocery chain is not allowing their employees to wear the Remembrance Day symbol as it goes against their dress code.
Now, the premier announced he is introducing legislation that will prohibit other companies to do the same.
Ford states that underneath this new legislation, companies will be prohibited from stopping their staff from wearing a poppy during Remembrance Week.
“We’re going to introduce legislation immediately that permits any employee, no matter where you work, to wear a poppy and making sure that no employee can force someone not to wear one,” Ford said on Friday.
The move comes after the premier called Whole Foods decision “disgusting and disgraceful.”
He originally demanded that the company reverse their actions and apologize.
However, after Whole Foods defended the ban, it looks like the premier is taking matters into his own hands.