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Controversy Erupts Over Burger King’s Move To Canada: Purchase Rival to Move to Canada to Avoid US Taxes and Wage Increases

Some Are Calling for a Boycott of Burger King

Photo by Mike Mozart.
Photo by Mike Mozart.
By Richard Davies
Burger King is facing a grilling from critics of U.S. companies that move overseas to cut their tax bills.
“I’ve eaten my last Whopper,” is among the many comments on Burger King’s Facebook page.

The company announced on Tuesday that it would buy the popular Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons for more than $11 billion. The corporate headquarters of the combined firm will be in Canada — a move that stands to help lower Burger King’s corporate taxes.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is calling for U.S. consumers to boycott Burger King. Democrats have been calling for legislation to limit these so-called tax inversions.

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