Wednesday, June 26, 2019

New spin on fake export certicates

Somebody in Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau’s office has told CBC news that the meat entering China on a fake Canadian export certificate may come from a country other than Canada.

Is this based on any shred of credibility or simply political spin?

Bibeau has called in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to investigate.

Among other things, they and the Chinese are trying to determine whence the pork came.

An investigation apparently identified 188 fake export certificates, but it’s not clear where they were found.

China has suspended all meat shipments from Canada pending the outcome of the investigations.