Alberta Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith says mistake to tweet meat for homeless -

Alberta Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith says mistake to tweet meat for homeless


EDMONTON – Alberta’s Wildrose Opposition Leader Danielle Smith says it was a mistake for her to tweet that properly cooked tainted meat could feed the homeless.

Smith told an open line radio show (Rutherford-CHQR-CHED) that if you can’t explain your position in 140 words on Twitter, you shouldn’t try.

On the weekend, Smith went on Twitter to suggest meat that had to be recalled by XL Foods in Brooks, Alta., could be cooked thoroughly to destroy E.coli bacteria and then fed to the homeless.

NDP Leader Brian Mason suggested Smith has so little regard for Albertans in poverty she’s OK with feeding them tainted meat.

Smith says the angry reaction to her tweet shows that people have so little faith in what officials are doing over the beef crisis, that anything short of destroying the meat is unacceptable.

The company has decided to dump the meat in a landfill, and Smith now says that’s probably the best way to go.

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Alberta Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith says mistake to tweet meat for homeless

  1. No, Ms. Smith, the reaction doesn’t show that people have so little faith in officials, it shows that most people understand there’s no difference between people in poverty and those who aren’t. Otherwise, why not just recommend it go back on sale with extremely detailed cooking instructions?

    When it’s not good enough for us, saying “Well it’s good enough for *them*” shows just how little consideration you actually have for them.

    • Actually the meat is good enough for everyone: it’s just that the government does’t have enough faith that people will actually properly cook the meat and thus kill the bacteria making the meat safe to eat.
      Basically they are throwing away a ton of food that could be alvaged because people like you think that this meat is not good enough for you.
      Ms Smith is absolutely right that throwing away the meat is a gigantic waste.

      • @ Oliver — that’s what the person above you said. He is also saying that it is cookable, but if it is cookable it is cookable for EVERYBODY, including you me and Ms Smith. What Ms Smith is implying is that it’s not good enough for her (or her supermarket) but it’s OK for “them” the homeless.

      • Hah. I responded without seeing Strepsi’s reply, and she said the same thing I did without the snark.

        In retrospect, hers is probably the better reply, so I’ll replace mine with this.