Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Mr Harper, this one belongs to you as well

"Changes to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will not harm the health and safety of Canadians in any way, says Canada's agriculture minister, despite warnings this week from the union representing food inspectors that budget cuts will see up to 100 food safety inspectors lose their jobs."
(interview with Argiculture Minister Gerry Ritz)

69 Items on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency "Food Recalls and Allergy Alerts - High Risk" website.

In 2008, that is 4 years ago, 23 people in Canada died from a listeriosis outbreak. In response, the federal government put 70 more food inspectors on line to help ensure that another such event didn't happen again. Now those 70 plus 30 more are being removed from service and this is not supposed to increase the risk of another such event from not being found.

What is it with our Ministers who don't seem to have a clue about the real world, or is it that they are really puppets, doing and saying only what they are told by the leader of their party.

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