Scheer: Canada's Food Guide Is 'Ideologically-Driven,' Doesn't Reflect Science - 2019-07-17
OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has vowed to review Canada's food guide if his party forms government after the election, claiming the current version "seems to be ideologically-driven by people who have a philosophical perspective" and "bias" against milk.
Scheer made the pledge to a room of dairy farmers in Saskatoon, Sask. on Wednesday. It was one of two election promises he made to the agricultural crowd.
"The process was flawed. Complete lack of consultation," Scheer said of the discussions that led to the revamped food guide unveiled earlier this year. The guide earned swift criticism from the Dairy Farmers of Canada after milk was replaced by water as a "beverage of choice."