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listeria outbreak

While we enjoy smells we like, we also rely on our olfactory prowess to save us from eating spoiled food. In fact, for many the sense of smell is our first line of defense against eating bad food -- but how much can we rely on our sense of smell?
Tragedies like the 2008 listeriosis outbreak involving Maple Leaf Foods, the 2012 E. coli contamination at XL Foods or even the more recent rail disaster at Lac-Mégantic remind us that government oversight of everything from food production to labour standards to transportation is key to keeping Canadians safe. 70 per cent of aviation companies in Canada were not inspected at all in 2010-11. Welcome to Conservative Canada, where the next industrial tragedy is waiting in the wings.