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He preferred to eat his cookie (adios, Duckett)

The Age [in Australia] reports about the cookie-munching that took down [former Australian official, who then moved to Canada] Alberta Health Services President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Duckett: “The senior health administrator appointed to advise the Victorian government on how to dismantle the state’s healthcare networks in 1999 has lost a high-paying job in the ‘Cookiegate‘ scandal in Canada. Professor Stephen Duckett, a former head of the Commonwealth Department of Human Services and Health, preferred to munch on a cookie rather than answer media questions as he left a meeting of senior healthcare advisers in Canada.” CTV News Edmonton recorded video of the incident:

BONUS: One Edmonton doctor, at least, wrote a letter of protest about the firing. It ran under the headline “Hopefully board did not fire Duckett over cookie alone“.

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