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When the Burger King Worldwide Inc. takeover of Tim Hortons Inc. was first reported on Sunday, it caught the market by surprise, and produced a lot of polarizing opinions. In Canada, people worried that a corporate pillar of our national identity could be threatened. In the U.S., the deal furthered the country's debate about corporate tax policy.

Whether the takeover produces the value for investors management says it will remains to be seen. Regardless, the deal has already produced its fair share of hot takes. Here's how some notable people responded online: