Mr. Speaker, on March 30, the Minister of Health announced that a study would be conducted on raw milk cheese to see if these products should be banned. The decision is based on the fact that bacteria caused the death of a Swiss citizen 60 years ago.
Milk producers are going through tough times. They just lost their federal subsidies and, in addition to that, they must fight with the Americans over import tariffs.
What the Liberals are proposing will make the transition even harder, particularly in Quebec, the principal homeland of cheese.
This measure makes no sense at all. What is next? Will the minister propose that cheese be registered, just like firearms?