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Canadian Beer company’s Anti-Drinking, Driving ad Brews Controversy

Canadian Beer company’s Anti-Drinking, Driving ad Brews Controversy

A Canadian beer company's advert asking people to avoid drink driving has attracted controversy as many say it sends a wrong message to children. The Labatt ad, which appeared at Mac's Convenience Stores across Ontario in November, says, "Leave one out for Santa. He's driving," and shows a bottle of Labatt's Blue de-alcoholized beer. However, it looks like people are not happy with the campaign. "I don't think that's quite appropriate," the Toronto Sun quoted Kathleen Clifford, 65, as saying. She added: "Children see that and they think we'd better leave beer for Santa instead of cookies and milk.... I have grandchildren and great-granchildren and I don't approve of it. "Maybe I'm an old fuddy-duddy." [...more]

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