The week everyone loved Leona - Macleans.ca

The week everyone loved Leona

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Glen Pearson lauds the Health Minister.

The danger is still real and the possibilities of a serious health risk in Canada are a possibility. But in all her inexperience at the federal level, Minister Aglukkaq behaved more like an pro than many in that same place who use their ministry as a whipping post. This is parliament as it should be. And this is a minister who reached out when she could have pulled in. When you’re confronting a health scare that could have the same implications as the earlier SARS crisis, you want someone who is transparent and not too proud to bring in the opposition as part of the response team. That is exactly what we got with this new minister. Harper made the right choice. Who knows, perhaps her diplomatic and professional handling of the situation could bring a little bit more health to the House of Commons.