Michael McCain, chief executive officer of Maple Leaf Foods, said the wife and 11-year-old son of a colleague were among the 57 Canadians killed
The head of one of Canada’s biggest food companies took to Twitter to blast the US for the latest developments in the Middle East after Iran accidentally shot down a passenger jet, killing all 176 aboard.
Michael McCain, chief executive officer of Maple Leaf Foods, said the wife and 11-year-old son of a colleague were among the 57 Canadians killed. Iran forces mistook the Ukrainian jetliner for a cruise missile and shot at it in retaliation against the US for the assassination of its top general.
I’m Michael McCain, CEO of Maple Leaf Foods, and these are personal reflections. I am very angry, and time isn’t making me less angry. A MLF colleague of mine lost his wife and family this week to a needless, irresponsible series of events in Iran...— Maple Leaf Foods (@MapleLeafFoods) January 13, 2020
“A narcissist in Washington tears world accomplishments apart; destabilizes region,” McCain said, without identifying President Donald Trump by name. “US government leaders unconstrained by checks/balances, concocted an ill-conceived plan to divert focus from political woes. The world knows Iran is a dangerous state, but the world found a path to contain it.”
The father of five said he’s “very angry” and “livid,” echoing comments of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday, when he said he was “outraged” and “furious” after Iran admitted it shot down Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752.
Trudeau declined to comment when asked if US escalation in the region led to the tragedy. A senior Trump administration official, who declined to be identified, blamed it on Iran’s “reckless actions.”
..A narcissist in Washington tears world accomplishments apart; destabilizes region. US now unwelcomed everywhere in the area including Iraq; tensions escalated to feverish pitch. Taking out despicable military leader terrorist? There are a hundred like him, standing next in line— Maple Leaf Foods (@MapleLeafFoods) January 13, 2020
The UK has joined France and Germany in reaffirming their commitment to the Iran nuclear deal struck between the Islamic Republic and Western powers in 2015, even though its closest ally, the US, has pulled out.
Maple Leaf employs around 12,000 people and is one of Canada’s biggest food companies, making processed meats, pastas and flours. McCain, part of the billionaire McCain family, is the largest shareholder, with a stake worth about C$1.2 billion ($920 million).transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.