Former Edmonton health chief to investigate listeriosis outbreak

Former Edmonton health chief to investigate listeriosis outbreak.

 Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday that Sheila Weatherill, a past CEO of Capital Health in Edmonton, has been  appointed  to act as an independent investigator into the outbreak, which sparked a recall of many sliced meat products across Canada. [end of quote]

This only after criticism earlier this month that the PM was delaying the critical process and putting Canadians at risk. The new deadline for the report is now not due until late July, a four month setback and almost a full year after the deadly Listeria bacteria caused death and illness from Listeriosis.

Further it is reported that because Prime Minister Harper did not choose to give Weatherill full judicial inquiry powers, that the report will not be effective and leave Canadians at risk – this according to the Canadian Medical Association Journal. 

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