VANCOUVER, Feb. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Agriculture Union are hosting a news conference to highlight the danger federal government cutbacks pose to the public with regards to Canada's already weak food safety and inspection program.
In addition to the cuts to food safety and inspection the federal government has already announced, Ottawa is planning to cut a further $37 million to $74 million in food safety spending in the upcoming budget.
Less than 2% of imported meat, seafood, and produce is currently inspected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, leaving the Canadian public dangerously vulnerable to food-borne illnesses.
|Where:||Teck Gallery (Room 1305, Main Floor) SFU Harbour Centre 555 West Hastings, Vancouver|
|When:||10:30 A.M., Tuesday, February 28, 2012|
|| Bob Kingston, President - Agriculture Union
Bob Jackson, Regional Executive Vice-President, Public Service Alliance of Canada - British Columbia
For further information:
Patrick Bragg, PSAC, cell - 778-889-3486
Bill Tieleman, West Star Communications, cell - 778-896-0964