Ottawa mishandled mad-cow crisis

OTTAWA - The federal government's response to last year's mad-cow crisis was plagued by poor planning, staffing problems and inadequate information-sharing, according to an internal review obtained by The Vancouver Sun. While the review concludes that none of those problems affected the government's investigation of the infected Alberta cow discovered in May, 2003, it warns they likely would have if the crisis had got any worse.

calendar icon 26 November 2004
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