Cream Come True
August 16, 2000, Charlottetown
At noon today Jean Chretien received a celebratory cream pie in the
lobby of the PEI Civic Centre to Commemorate Old Home Week. Members
of the PEI Pie Brigade braved the infamous "Shawinigan handshake" in
order to offer a Roundup Ready Frankencreampie to Jean Chretien, the
first head of state to receive the distinction of being pied. One onlooker
said "I think the pie thrower should receive a trophy instead of
handcuffs." The pie thrower was arrested, taken to the Charlottetown
Police Station, charged with assault, and released after being brought
before a Justice of the Peace this afternoon. The next court date was
set for August 31.
While there are a multitude of reasons to pie Chretien, this action
was intended specifically to highlight and criticize the roles of Chretien
and his government in pushing unlabelled, untested frankencrops on this
country and the world. The Canadian Government has given many millions
of dollars to the biotech industry, rubber stamped their crops without
independent testing, and Chretien flies around the world to try to pressure
countries like France to accept these untested genetic technologies.
While countries around the world are turning their backs on GE crops
and foods, the federal government is increasing their public relations
offensive to convince citizens of so-called "benefits" while denying
the risks. This "creaminal" behavior has forced the PEI Pie Brigade
In 1998, Chretien compared getting pied to getting a reward or a "prize"
which many other personalities have already received. He used Bill Gates
as a brilliant example of the kind of important person to receive such
a high distinction. We will now see whether Chretien accepts this "prize"
in good humor, or if he will overreact like Stephane Dion and continue
to pursue charges (with an election in the near future).
From 5-7 PM today, Chretien is also scheduled to attend an ice cream
social at the home of Solicitor General Lawrence MacAuley in St. Peters.
The PEI Pie Brigade wishes people across the country a happy pie season
(also known as election season) and encourages others to show their
dissatisfaction with this corporate financed electoral system.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The PEI Pie Brigade can also arrange interviews about
the action, and the reasons behind it
Pie is the Limit!
Que Qui Peut Puisse!