Punishing the many for the sins of the few
Let’s face it, politicians and their hand-picked upper management at NLC are required to do everything to make the government look good.
That’s just the way it is, and most people accept that.
Last week, Norman Hardie wines were yanked from the shelves. The man’s crime was sexual abuse of adult females. He admitted it.
In taking the wines from the shelves, the business that once flourished will be ruined. The jobs will be gone. It seems like severe punishment when the employees are punished, as well.
NLC should also be aware that not many people keep up with the news and people would have continued to buy the wine regardless.
So what is next for us? The standard has now been lowered. If a person is guilty of a crime the government is not having any more business with you. If someone at Tim Horton’s is guilty of sexual harassment then do we all stop buying coffee at that location? If a church is guilty of sexual abuse, do we stop attending?
NLC joined the many across the country and stopped doing business with the sexual abuser. A mistake in my view. Who owns the other wineries that supply the NLC and have their backgrounds been checked? Probably not.
The NLC echoed other provinces; each province getting in turn. The reason was to assure the voters that this government and this agency were zero tolerance on sexual harassment, but look at the cost.
You are applying a standard to this guy that you apply to no one else, and he has failed to meet the standard that he and he alone must meet.
With that thinking, a guilty party could wipe out Ford or GM.
Roy Whalen Deer Lake