Think back a year ago. Talk was all about the Montebello SPP Summit and the self interests being advanced by the single gene pool known as the North American Competitiveness Council. (NACC). Single gene pool because the NACC is made up of 10 look alike CEO’s from Canada and an equal number from the US and Mexico. Evidently our political “leadership” thinks that total capitulation to the whims of corporate interests is the way to go. Yippee.
Emblematic of the Montebello summit was the infiltration or otherwise peaceful demonstrators with masked, rock toting members of the Quebec police.......and the Jelly Bean agenda advanced by Canada’s Jelly Bean Tycoon, David Ganong.
The jelly bean agenda philosophy would see Canadian government doing whatever is expedient or efficient for business. Apparently the Jelly bean Tycoon’s ability to compete was totally frustrated by the fact that he had to package his jelly beans in two different packages. One for the US. One for Canada. He wanted one type of package, oblivious to the fact that Canada is a bilingual country. So who better to go crying to than Stephen Harper and George Bush?
Both George Bush and Stephen Harper thought this idea was swell, and that business interests are paramount in our society. The same myopic thinking led to Harper reneging on his income trust promise after falling under the spell of a few of these NACC folk, like Paul Desmarais Jr. Dominic D’Allessandro and Michael Sabia.
Fast forward to today.
These listeriosis deaths of today, caused by the grossly lax inspections standards at Maple Leaf Foods are simply one manifestation of world governed by the Jelly Bean Agenda. The lunatic fringe was making these kind of predictions a year ago. Of course no one listened as the lunatic fringe is lunatic and concerned about public safety. The lunatic fringe also just happen to be right in terms of the cost to Canadians of totally capitulating to the whims and wishes of groups like the NACC....the SPP...or Stephen Harper.
The death toll is now 12, but the NACC will be happy to know that Maple Leaf Foods shares (TSX:MFI) rose more than four per cent Wednesday, rebounding after hitting a new low a day earlier amid a nationwide recall in response to a listeriosis outbreak.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 2:26 PM