H1N1 in the House

One MP appeared to be wearing a medical mask during tonight’s vote and it is being reported now that Bloc MP Claude Guimond has, or may have, H1N1.

Gilles Duceppe says the Bloc offered to “pair” Guimond’s vote with a Conservative so Guimond could have stayed away from the House tonight, but the Conservatives declined. The government responds as follows: “The Whip’s office did not get a request to pair and secondly all our MPs were attending the vote so you cannot pair if all MPs want to go vote.”