There’s an old saying that it is better to never watch laws or sausages made. Canada’s Conservative government is combining the processes by spending more than $800,000 to discover a way to make non-explosive sausages.
“An Ontario meat processing company recently won the sausage lottery with an $826,000 investment from taxpayers to develop a resilient banger,” Canadian news source Sun News reports.
The expenditure has many Canadians reeling.
One finance blogger questioned whether exploding sausages is even a real problem. “In my entire life,” she wrote, “I have never heard of a sausage-related injury. Not one. So why is the Conservative government giving Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. in Brampton, Ont. a fat cheque in the sum of $826,000?”
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, a non-profit group dedicated to making government more accountable and keeping taxes low, said of the investment: “They say they’re for free trade and a free market, then they hand nearly a million taxpayer dollars to a sausage maker so he can go out and gut his competition.”
After the story broke, a spokeswoman for Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz sent an e-mail to say that the company receiving the money was expected to pay it back.
There are many ways to prevent a sausage from exploding, including cooking it at a lower temperature and poking a few holes in it prior to grilling. “Or have a hamburger,” the Sun News suggests.
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