Mr. Speaker, regardless of who cut the funds, these cuts make no sense. They undermine the health of Canadians.
The money already spent and infrastructure built through AFMNet will be thrown away, as will the discoveries it is on the verge of making, like sodium substitutes to improve Canadians' nutrition and therefore health.
Healthy Canadians equal reduced health care costs. The Conservatives find the money for other things.
Will the minister assure the House that funding will be restored, even through other sources, to such a vital stakeholder that provides critical information, research and development to the food industry?