McKenna blasts American ranchers group

WASHINGTON - It's "hypocritical in the extreme" for a "very selfish" U.S. ranching group to keep blocking Canadian cattle when Americans now have a homegrown case of mad cow disease, Ambassador Frank McKenna said yesterday.
"The logic is so overwhelming that I find it difficult to imagine that this border won't be reopened," he said during a Canada Day interview in his office with a stunning view of Capitol Hill.
McKenna, now four months into the job as Canada's top envoy to the United States, blasted members of Montana-based R-CALF, saying they merely want to restrict supply to keep U.S. prices higher and make more money.

Source: CP via Canada East
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