An apol­ogy to Mr. Ma­cAulay

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Dear Lawrence Ma­cAulay, MP for Cardi­gan, and fed­eral min­is­ter of agri­cul­ture:

I would like to for­mally apol­o­gize to you for call­ing you an ar­se­hole last Fri­day at the hall in Pooles Cor­ner. A farmer pointed out to me that name-call­ing won’t get us any­where and I was dis­re­spect­ful. He was right so I truly do apol­o­gize.

I was un­happy that you didn’t want to stay and sit there and lis­ten to the vic­tim im­pact state­ments from the peo­ple who were there to give them. You had to be forced to see what your govern­ment was do­ing to our young peo­ple in our in­dus­try.

I think you are be­ing used. I know you are in a bad po­si­tion as fed­eral min­is­ter of agri­cul­ture. Trudeau is push­ing the new world order of more and more free trade to ben­e­fit the su­per-rich. That is why he finds it ac­cept­able to knuckle un­der to the ter­ri­ble USMCA.

You will be largely re­spon­si­ble for the de­struc­tion of the dairy in­dus­try if you tow his agenda along. Make no mis­take, tak­ing all our mar­ket pol­icy abil­i­ties away and giv­ing them to Don­ald Trump is anti-demo­cratic.

If I was the fed­eral min­is­ter, I would not con­done that ter­ri­ble deal. I would at least ten­der my res­ig­na­tion, tell Trudeau I want no part of this, and come home. Please don’t be re­mem­bered as the jerk that de­stroyed the dairy in­dus­try.

Once again, sorry about the name-call­ing.

Ranald Mac­Far­lane, Fern­wood

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