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The public relations campaign launched by Maple Leaf Foods over the last few weeks seems particularly intense especially since the giant processing company hasn't signed a deal with Hamilton to relocate its controversial Burlington facility. Hamilton is the preferred location for the $250 million facility.

The offer by Maple Leaf Foods to politicians and media to tour its state-of-the-art processing facility in Brandon, Manitoba, and the whirlwind editorial interviews with area media is to counter negative opinions that have grown within the community that Maple Leaf Foods isn't the proper fit for what is an agricultural area. (Ancaster News)

Meanwhile...

Former federal revenue minister Stan Keyes has joined Canada's diplomatic corps. He was appointed consul general to Boston last week.

He represented the riding of Hamilton-West in Parliament from 1988 until his defeat in the 2004 election. Source.

August 9, 2005