The opposition parties in Parliament are outraged over an outbreak of e coli that has seen 10 cases reported in Alberta. The same thing has happened in the media coverage.
Yes meat inspection in federally regulated plants is a responsibility of the federal government and any disease outbreak via the food system is horrible. Still I am left wondering why there is all of this outrage over 10 people getting sick from tainted meat when they have not raised the issue of thousands of people dying from our healthcare system.
For the last decade we have seen outbreak after outbreak of c difficile in our hospitals across Canada. Barely a word has been uttered by politicians. There has not been an outcry from the media.
My theory is there is no direct way to attack the Harper government and there is no big, bad corporation behind the problem. The other reason is, criticizing how the recurring outbreaks of c difficile that have killed thousands across Canada would mean questioning our health care system and that is not something our media or opposition parties in Ottawa are prone to do.