Mr. Speaker, I want to expand on the present Liberal government's plans. I know that Kyoto has been spelled out.
I refer to the headlines from the Ottawa Canadian Press :
Federal scientists issued warning about mad cow
Health Canada scientists warned their supervisors last year that proposed measures to curb mad cow disease were inadequate, but the department did not heed the advice.
What does the member think it has done to our industry not to have heeded that advice? We could have avoided the shutdown of our industry.
It goes on to state:
Private correspondence within the department reveals sharp dissent on how to respond to Canada's first case of...(BSE)...
She argued that safety measures proposed at the meeting, such as the removal of spinal cords and brains from slaughtered animals, were inadequate--
What would the member say about a plan for Canada's agriculture department?