Liberal MP Gerry Byrne says he believes the federal government should investigate whether the pieing of Fisheries Minister Gail Shea by a woman opposed to the seal hunt constitutes an act of terrorism.
I think Gerry should at least get a cupcake for that.
Byrne hails from Newfoundland Labrador where, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada:
“Approximately 1% of the total population. . . derive income from sealing.”
When last we heard from our FishMin Gail Shea, she was promoting BC’s fish farms at a trade show in Norway, where their Minister of Fisheries is “a co-owner of a salmon farming company and former head of the Norwegian salmon farmers association.” Over 90% of the open-pen fish farms in BC originate in Norway.
Asked about the connection between fish farming and the collapse of the Skeena and Fraser River salmon fisheries in December, Gail Shea, minister in charge of Fisheries and Oceans, said : “Nobody knows what’s happening in the marine environment.”
I’m betting right now you want to replay that vid at least one more time.
We have had five pieings of politicians in Canada in the last decade, two of which were misses. Colby Cosh at Maclean’s says it’s all fun and games till someone throws an acid pie — a particularly daft and rather desperate argument which depends on conflating tofu with acid. Or as one commenter over there points out: “It is stupid to say that pie throwing is serious because somebody could throw something WHICH IS NOT A PIE”
UPDATE : From Dammit Janet : Tofu Pie — It’s the New Anthrax