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October 3, 2012

NOTHING HAS REALY CHANGED IN OTTAWA AND ELSEWHERE

NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE GOOD WELFARE OF THE CITIZENS AS HISTORY REPEATS  ITSELF AND CANADIANS FALSELY DIE AS A RESULT..

 

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The governments double speak, lying  engines are at work
1. It’s not Ministers’ or any Civil servants’  fault.
2. It’s not at all the governments’ fault.
3. It’s all nobodies’ fault.

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The Conservative government, under fire for its response to a massive beef  recall and E. coli scare, is planning to spend tens of millions of dollars less  this year on food safety programs at the Agriculture Department and Canadian  Food Inspection Agency than last year, new numbers from Parliament’s budget  watchdog indicate.
http://www.theprovince.com/health/Harper+plans+chop+tens+millions+food+safety+programs/7340242/story.html

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And  a useless, lying, no good Conservative Minister  is not any better over a useless, no  good, lying Liberal Minister too.

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MONTHS LATER THE SAME OLD PROBLEMS EXISTS AND THE PM NOW STILL DOES NOT KNOW HOW MANY FOOD INSPECTORS HE HAS in Canada, 700 – or  7000..

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Experts for years have been warning about the possible problems with centralized mega slaughterhouses and packing plants, and self regulation in this industry.  Despite this fact, the Conservatives have forged ahead supporting those in Alberta who would create such centralized mega operations and did even let them have legalized self regulation. Now we see the results of such short sighthed Conservtive thinking at the Alberta XL Plant. . At the outbreak of Ecoli at the pXL plant  XL foods itself now did not follow at least six safety protocols. One dealt with E. coli controls in the plant, and the others focused on plant sanitation and maintenance issues.. Were else will the Conservative approach cause unnecessary death, pain and misery now too? The U.S. closed its border to shipments from the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alta. after discovering E. coli in two samples of beef. It’s going to affect the whole beef industry.

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The Conservative government said it had enough inspectors at the XL site but now it turns out that our federal Food safety agency can’t compel records from the companies so our Canadian Food Inspection Agency had long delays in getting records in this XL E. coli case . The Canadian Food Inspection Agency officials had asked the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alta., for distribution information and test results for all products made on the same days as E. coli-tainted samples but only got some of these results days later.. they couldn’t get them right away. On Sept. 13, the CFIA banned XL Foods from shipping any more meat to the U.S. but wrongfully they didn’t alert the Canadian public until Sept. 16. The governments were even  too quick to assure Canadians their food was safe, in the face next of a major meat recall. The recall of beef possibly tainted by E. coli now affects 1,500 products processed at the plant and hits stores in every province and territory, as well as in 41 American states..  http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/10/03/pol-gerry-ritz-agriculture-minister-xl-foods-beef-recall.html

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Canadian Officials say they were alerted on Sept. 4 to a positive E. coli test in beef shipped to the United States, but recalls in Canada didn’t start until Sept. 16.

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Despite having more than 46 inspectors providing oversight at the facility,  the first indications of the recent problems didn’t come to CFIA’s attention  until Sept. 4., when it learned of positive test results by American authorities  at the border. That same day, its own inspectors had a positive E. coli test in  a shipment sent from the Brooks facility to a small plant in Calgary.“Those first positives ought to have been a sign to the agency of the  potential for massive contamination,” the anonymous expert said.“They should have demanded that XL show them all the test results for  products from the same days immediately.

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The procedures XL Foods Inc. was following to prevent tainted meat from reaching  store shelves may have satisfied Canadian inspectors, but they didn’t match the  industry norm and were less stringent than what American regulators now say is  needed to protect consumer http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Foods+testing+stringent+enough+expert+says/7328206/story.html

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When it comes to dealing with the rightful needs, complaints of the ordinary citizens our Canadian civil and public servants, politicians and their representatives too, and most church pastors now too, they are still mostly unacceptable liars and  PRETENDERS, LAZY, GOOD FOR NOTHING PERSONS,  and that has been mostly my undeniable experiences the last 4 decades now too..  How about having now some real professionalism.  http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/cnadian-governments-ignorance/

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Canada’s food safety regime failed us.  Across the land Canadians are scrambling to empty store shelves and fridges of beef products in one of the biggest E. coli recall scares ever. Not just ground beef, but steaks, roasts, ribs, stewing beef, sausage — the list seems endless. More than 1.5 million pounds of the stuff has been recalled.Given the scope of the scare, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz’s claim that Canada’s food inspection system has done a “tremendous job” grows hollower by the day. The recall list has now swelled to include 1,100 products, and the number of cases of suspected food poisoning, while fortunately small, has also been growing. This is the minister who at one point thought that no potentially tainted beef had made it to store shelves. It did, all across North America, and now there’s worry in every province and territory and many states. “How did our food safety system fail so dramatically in this case?” “Why did it take so long for Ritz to warn Canadians and issue a recall? How have recent cuts to food inspectors affected Canada’s ability to avert such a crisis? How will we prevent cases like this from occurring in the future?” These are nothing more than the questions many are asking, as they discard their beef supplies. Canadians are owed answers from Ottawa. Ottawa has put too much faith in private companies to do their own testing. Self regulation too often is still mere masturbations..not the real thing.  http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/1265798–canada-s-food-safety-regime-failed-us

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Suit filed against XL Foods An Edmonton man allegedly sickened by an E. coli-tainted steak has filed a class-action lawsuit against Alberta’s XL Foods, the beef manufacturer at the centre of the massive meat recalls across the country. The  lawsuit alleges that XL Foods processed beef products knowing it had poor quality control systems and that it put profits above the safety of consumers

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Canada should retain the services of even more federal meat and food inspectors Canada wide in order to elevate  the quality of our food safety systems, arguing that this is only way to  effectively reduce the number of future Problems. The CFIA does not have the authority to compel the speedy  delivery of information from industry during an outbreak. Its only power is to  revoke a licence outright, which is what happened with XL Foods, in which the  CFIA clearly felt the information provided by XL Foods was unsatisfactory. Industry should be more forthcoming so the CFIA can properly manage risks to  safeguard the integrity of our food safety program. This, or the law should be  changed, for the public’s sake http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Canadian+consumers+need+transparency/7344596/story.html#ixzz28Oe6KLF8

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PS The federal Government, the RCMP, the Quebec Government, Sûreté du Québec should launch a full investigation into corruption at the Montreal City Hall Immediately.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Richard+Deschamps+vice+chair+executive+committee+charge+infrastructure+said+city+executive/7339461/story.html

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see also

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/now-tell-us-all-how-many-of-these-montreal-crooks-will-face-actual-jail-time-and-how-long-now-as-we/

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