CRAZY: Maple Leaf Foods CEO Uses Corporate Twitter Account To Pin Blame On United States For Iran Shooting Down Airliner, Ignoring Iran’s Responsibility

What the hell is going on here?

Just when it seemed the ‘blame America’ insanity was dying down following irrefutable proof that the Iranian regime was solely responsible for shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and murdering 176 people, including 57 Canadians, things have gone off the rails.

The CEO of Maple Leaf Foods has used their corporate Twitter account to blame the United States, spouting off the same rhetoric being used by the Iranian regime:

“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…”

“…U.S. 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; not perfect but by most accounts it was the right direction…”

“..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”

“…The collateral damage of this irresponsible, dangerous, ill-conceived behavior? 63 Canadians needlessly lost their lives in the crossfire, including the family of one of my MLF colleagues (his wife + 11 year old son)! We are mourning and I am livid. Michael McCain.”

To get a sense of how insane this is, consider that even in Iran, protesters there aren’t blaming the US. Instead, they’re blaming the Iranian regime, a regime which has repeatedly shown contempt for human life, murdering thousands of protesters, and killing many Iranian Citizens by shooting down the plane.

Amazingly, Michael McCain didn’t even directly mention Iran’s responsibility, and ignored that Iran had ignored repeated US red lines, including attacks on US personnel in the region and attacking the US Embassy in Iraq.

McCain’s comments are an absolute disgrace, and it was a huge mistake for him to use the Maple Leaf Foods Twitter account to push his crazy message.


Spencer Fernando

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Don Taylor

McCain is a complete FOOL

Eric Blair

This is the same McCain that is related to the very wealthy family of french fries makers from News Brunswick and one in which our Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, married into. I for one will not buy McCain’s or Maple Leaf products again. Maple Leaf Foods obviously do not use this name for their operations in the US so maybe someone ought to out them by informing American which brands Maple Leaf Foods own in the states. I bet half of their customers are Trump supports… why alienate your own customers. Another Get Woke, Go Broke dumb move. When will… Read more »


Don’t forget that McCain is a non-rational Liberal… no further explanation is necessary.

Fred Dimmick

The absolute best way to educate CEOs is to boycott their company’s products.


You can now see who is indebted to Trudeau ! Also who Trudeau has ties too! Corruption loves partners.


Nothing more will I buy from the Chinese/ semi Canadian made products of this company. (Presidents Choice already off my list of Foreign made no buys) Why is it that despot corrupt country leaders and company owners and high up management and stars? most 1% ers UN supporters want successful countries to lie in waste, it is shameful.

Donald O'Kane

Time to boycott Maple Leaf Foods. Iran is fully to blame for this act of terrorism and killed 176 innocent people. The USA warned Iran on numerous occasions about all the murders and brutality they commited and they go and d this, commit more murders. Lay the blame where it belongs.

Guy-Paul Roy

Just how many flights before and after ???? the doomed Ukrainian flight took off from the Airport,,,, with transponders saying DO NOT CONFUSE ME WITH THE MILITARY !!!!! CIVILIAN PLANE ONLY…. Just thinking about the Iranian method of reasoning.

Mike Sharkey

What an absolute clown. And this after their company killed 22 people from food poisoning. F’ing idiot.


So Mike Just an FYI I’m thinkin that the people that were killed by MLF’s was Trump’s fault also. (:-) Just saying..


Hi Mike !: Good to see you’re posting, I totally agree, why are CEOs today such malleable clowns ? You’d think, investors deserve better than this.


The world has gone crazy. Crossing the thin red line is where Iran became irresponsible, not the President of the United States who is defending his country. The world is rid of a despicable murdering terrorist. Innocent people were lost and innocent people were spared, too. Trump did the right thing.

Sharon Warren

He needs a grief cousellor to deal with his grief issues, then get back to processing ham hocks & sausages.

Gary major

This man’s twitter rant would of got him suspended from twitter if he’d turned it around and slammed iran for what they did !


You are so correct and so right on

Denise Rogow

Don’t forget…Maple Leaf Foods also panders to the bogus Halal industry.

old white guy

Any fool who blames America for Iran shooting down a commercial airliner is just that, a FOOL. His personal dislike of President Trump is his problem.


Another sick liberal, and this coming from the company that poisoned 23 people to death in 2008 !
I will continue to refrain from purchasing there salty , fatty , heart disease promoting ”foods”.


They’ve just lost a customer. I hope others follow.


I emailed them as soon as I heard about this.

Richard Renaud

Spencer I could not agree more. How can we blame the US for this. Unbelievable


Well, clearly in Canada, we have a whole lot of Morons! And, a whole lot of Elites that are in bed with Iran!


What kind of CEO would do this ? Right away, he’s going to get a whole LOT of consumers – who disagree with him – re-thinking whose hot dogs they’ll buy !!! NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use your ‘corporate account’ to wade in on such a contentious issue. No matter what you may say in that tweet to the opposite, it STILL makes it look like ‘company policy’ to many.
I can see this guy’s head potentially rolling over this faux pas….

Dave French

> I bet TRUDEAU will pull one of his insincere, pretentious crying acts.
> Better get out a water-dropper & drop false tears to running down his face.
> Trudeau the Drama Queen will be trying for an Oscar (in his mind).

james isnor

Personal reflections should be shared with a mirror not a corporate twitter account. Unfortunate Mr McCain does not even mention who launched the missile and whether or not it was intentional as some are now saying. Strange no american citizens were on board. Who would the mullahs rather piss off, DJT or JPJT ? Mr McCain might consider keeping his personal reflections to himself in case the eleven production facilities and 3800 employees in the USA are affected by a customer backlash to his disdainful comments.

Beverley Campbell

Well, okay Michael McCain, been (not) nice knowing you.

W Carter

Only a totally incompetent radar technician and his incompetent supervisors can confuse an outbound jetliner for an incoming missile. This incident clearly shows the incompetence of the Iranian armed forces. I bet McCain probably supports Iran having nuclear weapons and is perfectly OK with Iran annexing Iraq. McCain’s the type of person that will blame Trump, again, when Iran nukes Israel in a few more years.

Dave French

> Here is a SUMMARY of ALL their products to Boycott, their website, & others associated with Maple Leaf Foods. If you know of more please inform the public. > Plus, you will see a LIBERAL Corruption (?) Connection too. > MAPLE LEAF FOODS (MLF): BOYCOTT ALL THEIR PRODUCTS LISTED BELOW; > MLF owns PRESIDENT CHOICE, LOBLAWS and McCAIN products too. > Do we see a BANKRUPTCY in the future of any of these products-companies.?? > WESTON family owns LOBLAWS. > PLUS: McCAIN is part of LIBERAL Finance Minister MORNEAU’S family businesses as is MAPLE LEAF FOODS. > Do… Read more »