Mr. Speaker, if the health of Canadians was not in jeopardy, why did the minister change this dangerous directive less than two weeks ago?
Last spring, the minister presented his department's report on plans and priorities, which sets out approximately $46 million in cuts to the CFIA. He compromised the process for inspecting beef for Canadian consumption.
How many inspections will not occur because of these cuts? What fecal contamination rate are the Conservatives willing to accept?