The former head of the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Australia has been sacked as chief executive of a Canadian health service after refusing to stop eating a cookie rather than talk to the media.
The Australian-born Dr Stephen Duckett, who has been dubbed the “Cookie Monster”, left a meeting with health care leaders in Edmonton eating a cookie and refused to talk to waiting media about the health crisis in the Canadian province of Alberta.
To be fair to Duckett he did say to the reporters that he was having a press conference in 30 minutes. They should have left him to his cookie.
His tenure ended abruptly today after a video went viral of him munching on a cookie as he walked past the media and ignoring their questions except to tell them “I’m eating my cookie”.