I’m happy to set the record straight regarding the recent letter to the editor submitted by Liberal Scott Brison, M.P. (Valley Echo, March 20th, 2013)
The Conservative Government has strengthened food safety, with more inspectors, better funding and stronger tools and penalties.
In response to years of neglect of Canada’s food safety system by Liberal governments, our Conservative Government hired more than 700 additional food inspectors. We increased the budget of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The opposition voted against both of these measures. And, most recently, we passed the Safe Food for Canadians Act, increasing penalties for companies that risk the health of Canadians and enhancing the inspection capabilities of the CFIA.
Our Government also works to make sure Canadians are aware of our Economic Action Plan and how it’s supporting the best job creation record and the lowest debt-to-GDP ratio in the G7. We’re on the right track, and remaining focused on jobs and economic growth.
David Wilks, M.P.,