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Letter to the editor: Warning labels for ground beef, not poutine?

Here are today’s letters from the Ottawa Sun to the editor.

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Whatever you do, don’t eat ground beef. Especially ground beef from Alberta. Fortunately, the federal government has just discovered that consuming ground beef is toxic and unhealthy. Is it too late to save the country?

Ground beef has been found to be so toxic that labels stating it is unhealthy must be immediately placed on every package to protect consumers. Who knows how many deaths result from the consumption of such a toxic product? We may never know.

I’m sure further investigation will prove beyond a doubt that Alberta beef is the source of the problem. All other beef will be considered sound. Dirty oil and now toxic beef, of course. No word, discovery or danger alert on “poutine”. A popular fried potato fry covered in cheese curds and swimming in gravy. It’s as unhealthy as it gets, but somehow it escapes persecution. Go figure.

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Also, the timing of this discovery/announcement is simply debatable, as “peak season” for BBQ is upon us. Oh, sorry, I got caught up in the moment. I forgot that the barbecue releases Co2 into the atmosphere. As Canadians, we simply cannot rest.



(We see what you did there.)


A recent letter from Dean Allison, MP for Niagara West, convinced me that, contrary to the comment the editor made (we’re not afraid) about my letter to the editor (which asked why the media were afraid to recognize Leslyn Lewis and discuss her platform), the media is indeed afraid, or, as I said, afraid. Allison said: “Leslyn doesn’t fit an easy media narrative. She doesn’t fit the profile of the kind of conservative who the left says can be easily fired. The Liberals have been running against Stephen Harper since 2015, and they continue to run against him and his team in exactly the same way seven years later. They have no idea how to handle a new voice in our movement like Leslyn.

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Because of Mr. Allison’s comment, I think the media is indeed scared. If you firmly believe otherwise, as they said in the Jerry Maguire movie, show me the money.



(The latest Leger poll puts Lewis at 3% of decided Conservative voters. I’m just saying.)


Dolly Parton could teach our Prime Minister a lesson in distributing our tax money. The Bluesfest is expected to come last for Justin Trudeau as he hands out nearly $10 million. Our hospitals are suffering from the lack of doctors and nurses, and here he gives money (short term) when this money could be used in the long term in health care.

Nobody’s mad at that? If so, call your MP; people get help from them for passports. We need a strong leader, not someone who doesn’t care what’s happening in Canada.

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(Point taken.)


Subject: Terrible Mendicino, letter, June 18

I wholeheartedly agree with Marcel Chartrand’s recent letter on the manifestly evasive and misleading conduct of Minister Marco Mendicino. He should remember though, like all of us, that the forum is called Question Period and not “Answer Period” for a reason. Honest answers (indeed, any reasonable answer) involve an acceptance of responsibility and accountability, concepts totally foreign to most Liberal cabinet ministers.

Also worth noting is the similarity between mendacious and Mendicino. Coincidence or synonymy?



(Potato, potahto?)

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