Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Feds Fund Cargill for Waste Processing at High River

Manitoba Co-Operator
The federal government has announced a grant of $10 million to Cargill Meat Solutions for its plant at High River, Alberta. Details here.          PLT photo 
PLT: While one might welcome the fact that this money will go toward pollution control, it is one more indication that Canada has no plan whatsoever to embrace the "polluters pay" principle. Why should Canadian taxpayers be paying for what Cargill ought to be doing itself? What is even worse - Canada is poised to slash the number of food inspectors  in the name of Harper's holy crusade to hack and slash the deficit. I wonder if the situation described in my earlier blog post, "Cargill Meat Recall in the 'States," will now become even more common here?

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