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The World : Canadian Quits Under Fire

Canadian Fisheries Minister John Fraser resigned amid growing controversy over his decision to overrule his own inspectors and release for public sale canned tuna found to be rancid. Critics have demanded action since it was disclosed last week that about 1 million cans of tuna were released to supermarkets on Fraser’s orders, despite inspectors’ findings that the tuna was rancid and decomposing. Although Fraser insisted that no health danger was involved, the tuna was later ordered removed from store shelves “in the interest of public confidence.” Prime Minister Brian Mulroney publicly rebuked Fraser on Friday.


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