Heroics from the Canadian Inspection Food Agency is an oxymoron, because frankly, this Government Protection Agnecy obviously is more concerned about protecting corporate profits, the backside of the Harper regime, than in doing its job.
Saturday it announced that it was inspecting another Maple Leaf Foods plant for Listeria, it announced that a strain of Avian Flu was found in a Turkey farm in B.C., and today that pieces of plastic mesh could be in Black Diamond Mozza cheese slices.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to consume a type of Black Diamond brand Fat-free Mozzarrella processed cheese slices because the product may contain small pieces of plastic mesh. ( source – CBC News )
To be fair, some of the fault also lies with the Media who rarely reports these notices anymore, because they deem it too common. It, in their twisted minds, is no longer hard breaking news, so who cares if people choke on plastic, eat contaminated meats, or simply contract an illness. Until they die or enough die, to them it isn’t news anymore.
However, how the Government reports the events is also to blame. While I can understand not wanting to create panic, the simple truth is, WE NEED TO KNOW THE TRUTH. Another little fact that Mr. Harper and his Government seem loathe to allow.
Before the paid for Conservative apologists get warmed up, keep in mind that CIFA is a government agency, responsible to the whims & wishes of those in charge, their political masters. Given how poorly Mr. Harper has directed them, how ambiguous his instructions are, it is no wonder that news or alerts get buried on a weekend. It is also no wonder at why these agencies fail to warn us in time, given how they fear for their future employment.
AND THAT DOES NOT MAKE FOR A SAFE FOOD & PRODUCT SUPPLY CHAIN.
I don’t care who is in power, what their allegiance is to, or who contributes to their campaigns. I do care that whoever is in power, honors its obligation to the people they work for, and THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE US, THE VOTER.
Ever since we made the giant mistake of giving power to this Man, and his party of Bush Republican Wannabee’s, we have begun to be inundated with corporate screw ups, that have cost lives. The entire Maple Leaf Food Crisis that killed at least 22 people, was a joke to the Harper Minister in charge, and yet he is still in charge. It is a joke to the Harper Regime that entire industries are now able to sacrifice safety because of Self Regulation Rules implemented by this Uncaring Government.
Harper & his party have one concern, to insure they get corporate backing, and funding, and to hell with us, the people who live here, who pay the taxes, that are to be squandered on tax cuts to conglomerates, simply so they can improve their profits, while adding to the Conservative Campaign War Chest.
There used to be a time, when Government watched over the food chain, when Government kept Business on its toes, by inspecting, by testing, and by insuring that the crap didn’t get out to the consumer. That was then, and since the Harper Regime, it has come to a crashing end. Now we are faced with toys containing lead paint, because Harper wants more Trade.
Businesses are allowed to import shoddy goods, move jobs abroad, all because Harper needs more campaign funds. There is no National Interest anymore, just cheap crap and dangerous crap, being passed onto the citizens of this country, all because STEPHEN HARPER is too busy changing sweaters, too busy kissing up to the Corporate Elite, and too busy trying to stay in power.
The dismantling of our protection agencies, in the name of Corporate Profits is a lie, and the Media not only has bought into it, but helps support it, by not reporting the recalls when they should, or in burying them in back pages, or at tail end of news reports. This is the society we have allowed to take place, all because we have bought into the Harper Fear Campaign.
Business should not run Government. It is that simple, and neither should Labor run it. It must, and has to be, the people of the country who run Government, through prudent and responsible use of the ballot box. Thank God for a minority government, because it means we can turf them out, but we can’t keep giving the same bozo’s another crack at it.
Harper, with his failed policies, his outdated perception of reality, and his arrogance, along with his broken promises & lies needs to be taught an important lesson. He needs to be removed from office, his party of ultra right wing lunatics and ideologues needs to be thrown out of office, and thrown out of the political landscape of this country.
I want a real conservative party, not a trumped up one, made by backroom deals among liars and thieves. I want a conservative party to battle the Liberals, the NDP, and the Greens, based on real conservative beliefs, not on attack ads, or fear. I want a conservative party that will respect the social programs, respect the diversity of this country, and above all else, respect the people and work for them, not for the highest bidder.
ANYONE BUT HARPER.