Mr. Speaker, that is not reassuring for Canadian families.
It gets worse. Hundreds of employees with the CFIA, including front-line food inspectors and indeed veterinarians, are on the chopping block. How does the government expect a smaller number of CFIA inspectors and veterinarians to do more with less resources?
CFIA is meeting with USFDA today to actually look at food regulations. Instead of consult first, regulate later, the government is putting the industry at risk with our largest trading partner.
Why is the government potentially putting Canadian industry and our health at risk with its risky new meat regulations?