"Redford Rejects Calls for Public Inquiry Into Tainted Beef"

"CALGARY — [Alberta] Premier Alison Redford shot down calls from opposition parties and the union representing workers at the XL Foods plant for a public inquiry to get to the bottom of the huge beef recall stemming from E. coli tainted product at the Brooks facility."

"'Every single time that something doesn’t go well, we don’t need to have a public inquiry,' Redford told reporters in Calgary Thursday.

'We have to learn, we have to take the time to sort out what has happened, where we can improve systems, where the CFIA can improve systems, where commercial enterprises may be able to improve systems,' she said."

Jamie Komarnicki reports for the Calgary Herald October 11, 2012.


"Could the XL Foods crisis hurt Harper?" (Toronto Globe and Mail)

"XL Foods Beef Recall: List Of Recalled Products Due To E. Coli Concerns, Updated" (Huffington Post Canada)

"XL Foods Workers Feared Raising Food Safety Concerns, Union Says" (Toronto Globe and Mail)

"XL Foods Apologizes, Vows Gaps Won't Recur" (Postmedia)

"XL Foods Boss Breaks His Silence" (Vancouver Sun)

Source: Calgary Herald, 10/12/2012