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Vancouver store defends decision to fire manager who helped feed homeless

Toronto Sun: A Vancouver grocery store is defending its decision to fire a manager who alleges he was wrongfully dismissed for helping feed the homeless.

'Justin Grant filed a lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court that levelled the allegations against the Your Independent Grocer franchise on Davie Street, where he’d been employed for nearly four years as a manager before being terminated in October.

'Grant claimed that he’d been fired following allegations he had stolen $600 worth of store merchandise when in fact he had just been helping feed some homeless people.

'He said that with the knowledge of his employer, he had given valueless goods — such as expired but edible food — to homeless people who lived in the alleyway behind the store.

'Grant said that in exchange for the food, the recipients did jobs for him, including clearing the alley of needles, feces and tidying the area.'

If only he'd been giving the homeless crack and syringes, there wouldn't have been any problem in classy old Vancity.

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