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Stop citing Tim Hortons coffee as a defining symbol of Canadian identity

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This week we learned that Tim Hortons is set to expand into China, a country with an apparently budding coffee culture, where the chain will open more than 1,500 stores over the next 10 years.

This news is likely to please Canadian Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan, a man who appears to enjoy visiting the coffee restaurant in exotic locales. Sajjan, who is currently touring Latvia with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on official business, posted a photo to his Twitter page this week in which he appears standing inside a Latvian Tim Hortons, smiling beside Latvian Minister of Defence Raimonds Bergmanis. Bergmanis is holding a Tim's coffee cup in one hand. His other arm is around Sajjan. The Canadian defence minister captioned the photo like this: "Few things are more Canadian than sharing a cup of Tim Hortons coffee with friends."

Correction: Few things are more annoying to Canadians than citing Tim Hortons coffee as........

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