A protest Saturday targeted a Canadian Tire store in east-end Hamilton.
The Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War says the Canadian Tire at Queenston and Nash Roads is selling a product that is made in what it refers to as an illegal Israeli settlement on the Occupied West Bank of Palestine.
“Sodastream” is a system designed to make carbonated drinks and a media release says the product is mis-labelled as “Made in Israel.”
The release goes on to say that in spite of the European Union’s recent ban on such products from illegal Israeli settlements, the Harper government allows the product to be sold in Canada.
Sodastream is sold by several major retailers.
The main production facility, located on the West Bank, employs several hundred Palestinians.