Posts from "May, 2009"

Let them blubber

It was great to see Governor General Michaelle Jean eating a piece of seal heart this week. I’m not a big fan of raw heart from any source – stuff it and roast it, and that’s a different story. But I gave her top marks for her support of the Canadian sealing industry. Of course,

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Courageous farmer

I know it is a tough spot, but I was pleased to see Alberta hog producer Arnold Van Ginkel go public this week with his side of how the H1N1 virus has shut down his operation at Rocky Mountain House. Even though he and his family have personally done nothing wrong, I think it is

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We need a pandemic of common sense

I spent part of the past week with some highly influential people in the Canadian beef industry. The first important group was six southeastern B.C. ranchers, and the second group was guys who work for or have some links  to an organization called the Canadian Cattleman’s Association (I had to shower after that session! I’m kidding

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