It reminds me of a subcommittee on listeriosis in 2009. Public Health Canada actually said the same thing. One of their problems was they didn't have the information. They said they couldn't get it out fast enough to talk to folks. It seems they didn't learn their lesson. Maybe we'll hopefully learn a lesson come the next time.
I was interested in your comments, Mr. Ferguson, when you opened this meeting. It was actually near the end of your written piece. At paragraph 32 it says that you were concerned that the issues you are seeing today may be the “symptoms of bigger problems in the future if they are not resolved quickly”.
“It is important for departments to focus on addressing these issues promptly, to avoid bigger problems which will cost more to fix down the road, in terms of time, money and effort.”
A simple question. Did you mean all of the reports that you presented today, or are there some that you think have a higher priority in the sense of the timeliness of the actions needed to happen?