Friday, April 20, 2007

Alex Sullen: Riding The Ban Wagon Again

Not content with smoking bans, pesticide bans and generally meddling in the minutiae of citizen's lives whereever possible, veteran Ban All Happiness campaigner and Ottawa councillor Alex Cullen now wants to ban trans-fats from that fair city's restaurants and other eateries.

Am I the only one who sees a certain irony in the fact that while Alex is trying to remove trans-fats from Ottawan french fries, he's planning to run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain?

Eating some trans-fat, or being trampled by half a ton of angry pot-roast. Which of these activities carries the larger health-risk? Send your opinion to the good councillor - Let's mount a campaign to introduce a ban on Ottawa councillors indulging in extreme sports - for their own good, you understand.