“Drop the food, lady, it’s the Alberta Health Service”

by Walter Olson on October 21, 2013

Apparently following a complaint from a local restaurateur, provincial authorities have cracked down on a pay-what-you-can informal supper club organized by High River resident Paula Elliot. “AHS shut her down … informing her they don’t approve of people sharing food. They were equally heavy handed when she tried to give away edibles to stranded flood refugees at evacuation centers.” [Jen Gerson, National Post]

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1 jdgalt 10.21.13 at 11:23 am

20 years ago, we could have told them that nothing similar could happen in the US. But now we have FEMA, which did the same to Katrina victims.

2 John Fembup 10.22.13 at 8:29 pm

30 years ago, I served on a Community Action board in my state.

While trying to secure food for the kitchen we operated, I approached a very large local business to inquire whether it would be willing to share excess food from its cafeteria on a daily or other regular basis.

I was told that is against our state law. Food that is prepared but not eaten must be discarded.

The law.

Y’know, sometimes, the law IS “a ass”.

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