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Particularly edifying exchange of the day


 

From Question Period this afternoon.

Judy Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North, NDP): “Does the minister realize H1N1 is not a postal code?”

Leona Aglukkaq (Minister of Health, CPC): “Mr. Speaker, the only party that thinks H1N1 is a postal code is that party.”


 

Particularly edifying exchange of the day

  1. Judy Wasylycia-Leis: Why I outta…

    *Sound of Leona Aglukkaq’s head getting slapped*

    Denis Coderre: nyuk nyuk nyuk…

    Leona Aglukkaq: Shut up, you…

    *Sound of Judy Wasylycia-Leis’ eyes getting poked*

    • Ah, the sounds of Parliament Working.

  2. Seriously?

    We've fallen to the point of "I know you are, but what am I"?!?!?

    I don't know what's more inane, the question, or the answer (though perhaps this exchange does do one thing… it shows us how desperately we really DO need an election, lol).

    The question doesn't even really deserve an answer, but answering with the rhetorical equivalent of sticking out one's tongue makes me about as mad at the idiotic response as I am at the idiotic question!

    I call this one a draw.

    • Considering that: "but Marty/Jean did it first!!!!" has been the go to justification argument, not particularly shocking.

      Aren't we supposed to be electing other parties because they're not going to do the things the prior did?

  3. BTW, not to dwell on the inanity, but do we know what immediately preceded this exchange? I mean, is it possible the Minister said something immediately preceding this that would lead one to believe that she possibly thinks that H1N1 is a reference to a postal code? (lol).

    • Partially because she gave an answer to that very question in the Special Committee.

  4. The question was about whether First Nations would be on the list of priority groups for access to H1N1 vaccine. Wherry left that part out. There should at a minimum be an ellipsis in there somewhere.

    The answer, however, didn't get much better. Aglukkaq pretty much blew off the question.

  5. H1N 1 – – is actually in the east end of Montreal. It is a postal code, in that sense, just needs a couple more digits.

    • So it is a postal code in the same sense that if I would be Cary Grant if I were a different person?

      • Perhaps more that if you had both legs cut off you'd still be you.

    • And not that it really matters but many direct marketing firms would actually store the Postal that way….it gives a granualrity without revealing who.

      I think the census data is viewable in that form if I remember correctly. But it has been a year or two.

  6. A better answer from Aglukkaq: "Mr. Speaker, it is a shame that the member opposite does not have the courage to directly say what she is attempting to imply. Should she grow tired of pointless posturing and rhetorical ruminations, I will be happy to provide the best answer I can to any real question she can provide."

    Of course, that would require a government that actually cares about those it governs.

    Vote Rhino — At least they're honest about the crap you'll be getting.

  7. A better answer from Aglukkaq: "Mr. Speaker, it is a shame that the member opposite does not have the courage to directly say what she is attempting to imply. Should she grow tired of pointless posturing and rhetorical ruminations, I will be happy to provide the best answer I can to any real question she can provide."

    Of course, that would require a government that actually cares about those it governs. And I suppose a willingness to actually provide a proper answer if possible. Or an "I'll find out" if not.

    Vote Rhino — At least they're honest about the crap you'll be getting.

  8. I'm disappointed in Judy Wasylycia-Leis – I've always held her in high esteem as an MP and thought she was above that sort of thing.

    As for Leona Aglukkaq, let's hope her portfolio doesn't require any snap decisions or quick thinking on her part.

  9. “H1N1″

    ” Bingho!”

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