September 05, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: CFIA stalls on exposing bureaucrat behind memo “banning” Israeli wine

David MenziesMission Specialist

Rebel viewers may recall our story about a junior bureaucrat at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency who sent an unauthorized memo to provincial liquor boards, indicating that it was unacceptable to stock Israeli wines.

It was all politically-driven garbage of course, and once the story hit the news, CFIA quickly withdrew its ludicrous order.

But The Rebel wanted to know who exactly was responsible for this fiasco — and find out if rumours were true:

That the CFIA bureaucrat who carried out this anti-Israeli act was a member of the Green Party, were true.

To that end, we submitted a Freedom of Information request.

SEE the incredible response we received, which brings to mind jokes about the speed at which government workers operate.

Once again, Justin Trudeau’s pledge about open and transparent government has bitten the dust.

The only thing that’s transparent here is that the CFIA, by ragging the puck for two years, is clearly going to bat for someone with an anti-Semitic axe to grind.

This agency doesn’t regret its embrace of the BDS agenda, only that this attempted ban of Israeli wines was exposed in the media.

We’ll uncover the person or persons responsible for this scandal eventually but unless a whistleblower steps forth, we won’t be able to deliver the goods until the fall of 2019.

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commented 2017-10-28 12:03:05 -0400
HEY DAVIDDID YOU EVER GET YOUR WINNINGS FROM THE LOTTO YOU WON? UP DATES US PLEASE. JUST IN CASE ANY OF US WIN A STACK OF CASH WE’D LIKE TO KNOW HOW LONG WE SHOULD WAIT.

FROM CANADA
commented 2017-09-06 01:05:52 -0400
So where is Jay Kelly and his usual rant about anti-semitism?
commented 2017-09-05 22:42:49 -0400
Keep on this file MENZOID , and the Ecco rebate fiasco as well
commented 2017-09-05 21:40:56 -0400
Let’s not forget too, Trudon’t will have the ATI rules changed by then, and you can bet they won’t have to comply with the request in the new rules.

Good job David, keep on them. Maybe phone up an MP or two to demand answers!!
commented 2017-09-05 21:39:20 -0400
Whoever made the complaint was just a lackey following orders from some dissolute Marxist/PLO gadfly who has PMO influence. There is a deep antisemitic component in Quebecois socialists and this was just a little trial balloon to see how much more anti-Israeli damage they could get away with.
commented 2017-09-05 21:37:05 -0400
Rebel should take it to court. It’s an abuse of process to extend it that long, and oh, isn’t that around the time of the next federal election?!?!

I know TheRebel hates the courts, won’t use the courts, but you really should. This would make big hay, the msm would be forced to report on it, and the resulting scandal. Consider it a viewers drive!
commented 2017-09-05 19:53:35 -0400
We need an Albertan PM. Quebecers hate to work
commented 2017-09-05 18:59:58 -0400
A rule of thumb for Liberals, is ‘no Liberal is ever held accountable’. Remember Monsef getting away with lying on her immigration application and the Defence Minister lying about his role in combat, Trudeau still under investigation, and ……………………
commented 2017-09-05 17:00:50 -0400
Here’s the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Twitter address in case you’d like to contact them: @CFIA_Food
commented 2017-09-05 16:48:12 -0400
Now, can we use this trick for ignoring census and tax return deadlines?
commented 2017-09-05 16:45:56 -0400
I’m betting it’s the top guy, and junior is protecting him.
commented 2017-09-05 16:02:46 -0400
David, keep digging!
CFIA and other departments need to shift into drive if they expect to get anything done. The extension probably is one or two days after this sorry excuse is set to retire!
commented 2017-09-05 15:58:30 -0400
Follow the dirty water and You will find Scum.

A friend of Trudeau’s?
commented 2017-09-05 14:44:00 -0400
David I say hunt down the bureaucrat/animal and show his sorry a$$ to Canadians
commented 2017-09-05 14:41:13 -0400
An extension that long suggests the CFIA has plans for the documentation to be gradually destroyed over the period time. They will use criteria of current relevancy to do so, as in: “This e-mail or e-memo is 12 months old, we can delete it.”

This blatant abuse of paragraph 9(1)(a)(b)© will have our bull dog opposition demanding facts. LOL.