Since the E. coli outbreak, Stephen Harper’s Minister of Agriculture has tried to avoid taking any responsibility for the largest beef recall in Canadian history. He has ducked, weaved and evaded questions.
However, yesterday, in a surprising turn of fortune, Canadians were greeted with a Minister more than happy to share good news that the 13 cases of E. coli reported in Saskatchewan were not linked to the XL recall.
After weeks of deferring bad news to CFIA officials, refusing to answer simple questions, failing to explain budget cuts to CFIA or hiding from the Canadian public, the Minister finally leads the charge.
It’s too bad the Minister doesn’t put the same effort into informing the public as he does trying to protect his image.