Canadian govt spends over $800,000 to stop exploding sausages

Betsi Fores | The Daily Caller News Foundation

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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