It’s me, Lindy. I know we haven’t spoken in a while.
And I note that you haven’t had a chance to write back to my last letter — the one I wrote in December 2017, in an article entitled “Give us this day our daily bread.”
Trust me, I get it. I can hardly keep up with my own correspondence, either. Especially email. Ugh! Bane of my existence.
And I know you’ve been super busy keeping an eye on your bread prices and other potential price-fixing schemes. And running the multibillion-dollar George Weston food empire.
Plus, I’m sure you’ve been dealing with your $400 million tax debt to the Canada Revenue Agency due to your offshore banking activities and dealing with staff demanding a living wage. Oh, and then buying up other companies like Shopper’s Drug Mart and the Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust. And selling off your gas pumps. Etc. It’s a lot to deal with!
But I can’t help myself. I’m back. This time, I’d like to talk with you about your new $12 million, taxpayer-funded refrigerators.
I don’t understand. I really don’t. I know that we cannot run a country without well-run, profitable companies. And I know that you can’t control what Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet get up to … but somebody needs to have a little chat here and not just about optics — but about ethics.