Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has apologized for “tasteless and completely inappropriate” jokes. As the Canadian Press reported last night, Ritz used an Aug. 30 conference call with scientists, health experts and government officials to showcase his gallows humour.
The call, about the listeriosis crisis, inspired the following comedy:
Ritz: “This is like a death by a thousand cuts. Or should I say cold cuts.”
Ritz (after being told about a new death in Prince Edward Island): “Please tell me it’s (Liberal MP) Wayne Easter.”
HAHAHAHAHA… sigh. Who knew a bacterial outbreak responsible for 17 deaths could be so hilarious? Clearly, Ritz is wasting his time in politics. He should quit and become a stand-up comic, touring cancer hospitals and funeral homes from coast to coast.