June 4, 2003 (37th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Herb Dhaliwal

Liberal

Hon. Herb Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, as the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food has stated before, we need to make sure we do the science. That is exactly what we are doing. It is on sound science that we will be able to convince the international community and the U.S. that this was an isolated case. So far we have only found one cow that was infected with BSE; no other animal has been found. It is something we are looking at.
As I said in my earlier response, we hope that next week all the tests will be done so that we can start moving our product to our markets around the world and into the U.S. That is what the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food is doing right now.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Agriculture
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