Mr. Speaker, in its press release announcing the purchase of XL Foods, JBS did not mince words. It stated, “under no scenario will JBS USA assume any of XL Foods' debt or liabilities”.
We have witnessed the largest beef recall in Canadian history, and now the company responsible for that outbreak of E. coli and that recall is bought out of existence.
I have a simple question for the minister. Could the minister tell the House who will take responsibility for the debts and liabilities from XL Foods' E. coli crisis?