10/26/2013 03:00 EDT | Updated 12/26/2013 05:12 EST

Dollarama Remembrance Day Poppy Position Clarified


KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A dollar store in B.C.'s Interior that drew the ire of veterans' groups for refusing to sell poppies in advance of Remembrance Day says vets are welcome to sell poppies at its stores.

Dollarama is clarifying its company's position after veterans in Kamloops complained that the local Dollarama store, along with Dollar Tree, declined to sell poppies on behalf of the Legion.

The Legion later said Dollar Tree had reversed its position.

In a statement, Dollarama it has no problem with veterans selling poppies at the entrances of its stores, but company policy prevents unattended poppy donation boxes from being set up at cash registers.

The statement says the company does not want its employees responsible for managing the money in the boxes, which it says is a policy that applies to any charity seeking to raise money.

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