The Ottawa Citizen is reporting that Cafe Henry Burger in Ottawa is closing down. According to the owner, the restaurant suffered a loss of business as fallout from the Radwanski scandal that lead to the downfall of the then Privacy Commissioner and opened all entertainment spending by public officials to much greater scrutiny.
Iconic eatery Cafe Henry Burger shuts its doors after 83 years
It made headlines of a different kind in 2003 when it was revealed that some public servants had run up huge bills at Cafe Henry Burger, including then-privacy commissioner George Radwanski. Mr. Bourassa concedes that the repercussions of that hurt sales at his restaurant.
"Following that, there was greater expense-account scrutiny and a greater call for access to information. This resulted in a loss of clients."
Despite the obvious sadness he feels at the closing of his restaurant, he is focusing on the many good experiences he has had.
I'm sure some would suggest that it was the loss of Radwanski's business that did it in.