Jack Layton can't believe it's not butter

Is this a great country or what? Probably “or what” since we’re apparently not trusted to read clear labels and make sensible decisions. Consider two stories from the past week. In the first, a Quebec judge fined Unilever Canada for putting “Becel Gold with Buttery Taste” on a tub clearly identified as “margarine”, lest people should think “buttery” meant it was butter. In the second, Jack Layton was asked if he’s still a socialist and replied “I don’t go around sticking labels on myself”.

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