Skip to main content

Harper now takes meat inspection very seriously, well at least until next Tuesday

Maple Leaf has come up with four new positive tests for listeria. The Toronto plant which has run over 5,000 tests since it reopened in September has reported 4 positives.
"We've just received results related to these four positives," Paul Mayers, associate vice-president of the CFIA, told the Globe. "The plant is operating. The product isn't reaching the marketplace.
In fact according to the CBC article here, the CFIA has withheld all food manufactured by the Maple Leaf plant since it reopened.

The CFIA and Health Canada (who at least showed up this time) are going to determine whether additional measures are necessary at the plant.

Although the renewed precautions are appreciated, it isn’t as if Canadians are clamoring to get their hands on Maple Leaf packaged food products right now anyway.

With 20 deaths confirmed to be related to the Listeria break out and another 6 being investigated, you would expect the CFIA and Health Canada to take our food safety more seriously.

However I would have to question why officials from the Prime Ministers Office and the Privy Council would have to be involved in yesterday’s meeting to discuss the test results.

I mean how broken are our inspection agencies under this government.
Federal officials from the Prime Minister's Office, the Privy Council Office and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency met late Wednesday to discuss the findings, according to a report by the Globe and Mail.
On second thought it's probably not that bad. Harper's gestapo were probably just there to prevent Ritz and Clement from telling any more jokes and you know sort of control the messaging. 

After all there is an election to win next Tuesday.


Popular posts from this blog

Election close call, Omar, Bob and move over Warren

Wow that was a close one:
With the NDP leading in the polls at the beginning of September, I started to prepare myself, for the very first time in my life, to vote for the NDP. Mulcair looked good enough for me, with some of the best lines about Harper's Government during most of his interviews, except that he would always add the phrase, "just like the liberals" to the end of it and I thought, if I'm one of those Harper hating, Liberal voters that you probably need to vote for you, why the hell are you insulting me with this partisan bullshit.


That is the number of Syrian refuges that the Harper government has brought into Canada.

From the Globe and Mail:
However, the government is facing criticism because 2,374 Syrian refugees have so far been settled. Of that number, only 622 - or 26 percent - were assisted by the government. The others were privately sponsored by individuals or non-government. The others were privately sponsored by individuals or non-government organizations. The NDP argues that in addition to private sponsors, the government should immediately accept 10,000 Syrian refugees. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said the target should be 25,000 government-sponsored refugees, which he estimates would cost Ottawa $100-million.In other words the Harper government that banters around the 10,000 plus refugee number has brought in 622 refugees or about 170 families.

The other 2,352 so called refugees that Harper has allowed to emigrate to Canada consist of wealthy Syrian Christians who paid their own way in, hightailing …

Surprising how some tunes are just timeless