When the listeriosis outbreak was raised during last night’s debate, the NDP war room sent out a press release that claimed the CFIA’s budget for “food safety and public health” is presently budgeted to decline every year from 2006 through 2010.
The Conservative response? That one of the authors of a CMAJ editorial that blasted Conservative government policies in this regard has donated money to both the NDP and Liberal parties.
Oh, and that he’s a friend of Michael Ignatieff. (Just like that dead soldier’s father!)
No doubt they’re all a bunch of Liberal hacks. But, all the same, I do look forward to the Conservative war room’s point-by-point rebuttal to the points raised.