An operational matter

In an exchange with reporters yesterday after QP, John Baird explained why he was responding to questions on Bev Oda’s behalf.

Reporter: But is she unhealthy or something now? Is there some reason that she can’t respond to direct questions on her portfolio?

Baird: No, as Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, I have been responding to that issue.

Reporter: Why is that? Isn’t that her purview?

Baird: That’s an operational decision we’ve made.

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