Thursday, August 21, 2008

They would give you another Walkerton

Via Steve V, Stephane Dion leveled one very clear charge against the Conservatives and their plan to let the Canadian food industry inspect themselves. And he linked the one watershed disaster, Walkerton, with those who slashed government services in Ontario which helped precipitate that event. (Emphasis mine)
A leaked government proposal to give the food industry a greater role in the inspection process is backed by the same Conservative politicians responsible for Ontario's Walkerton water tragedy, Liberal Leader St├ęphane Dion charged Thursday. [...]

"These are the same people – Mr. Flaherty, Mr. Baird, Mr. Clement – who are responsible [for] what happened in Walkerton, who privatized [Ontario's] propane inspection, and they want to do something equivalent about food inspections, which is at the core of what the government should do," he said.

"This very conservative government does not understand what is at the core of the responsibility of a government in a society."

No they don't. And as the voters of Ontario learned during the Harris years, big tax cuts translate into big cuts in essential services.

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