deuchebaggery for the common good, economics

Open up, deregulation is good for you!

A few quotes form this article tells a story that resulted in the deaths of 20 people last year:

In a move toward deregulation of the industry in 2005, the CFIA handed companies the responsibility for testing their own products.

That’s an ominous start, don’t you think?

A second internal memo obtained by the CBC and Toronto Star acknowledges that inspectors haven’t been doing any of their own tests for three years, which could explain the delay while training is conducted.

Really? Well, best we get right on that then.

As a result, the agency is in the process of training inspectors, he says. That is expected to be completed by April 1, but in the meantime, companies will continue conducting their own tests and submitting positive results to the agency.

“Continue” like they did last year, after people started to die? Great. Just to clarify, your SPAM might not only taste like ass for the next little while, but may in fact contain it. Forewarned is forearmed.

Oh, Conservative Party of Canada, is there anything you can’t fuck up? I can’t wait to see what’s next!

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