I watched it, the opposition was trying to make it seem that the federal government has dropped the ball. To bad the only help the opposition parties got was from some balding guy from Brampton whining about not being respected in the morning.
New pandemic planning efforts target businesses
David Butler-Jones, the country's chief public health officer, said it is difficult to say how the H1N1 flu will evolve in the coming months.
"Businesses need to be able to prepare for the pandemic in both the worst and best scenarios," Butler-Jones said at the same news conference in Ottawa.
Such planning can help businesses learn more about responding to crisis situations, even those that are not health-related, he said.
Later Wednesday, Aglukkaq will go before a House of Commons committee to face questions on the government's pandemic preparation measures. The meeting was called by opposition MPs who have criticized the government's handling of the pandemic so far.
The health committee will also hear from federal officials and medical experts.
Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett, a member of the health committee, spoke to CTV News Channel prior to the news conference on Wednesday morning.
She said that opposition members want to ensure that Canada is prepared for whatever may happen in the fall.
"If it's milder than we expected, then we will have done our job," Bennett said.
The opposition is looking very very weak if this is the best that they can come up with....an emergency meeting on H1N1? Are they trying to scare voters? Couldn't be, they wouldn't be that slimy would they? It's not like they are trying to panic people about the issue...emergency meeting in the summer for no good reason? Nah, couldn't be the opposition trying to make this into a political issue. They wouldn't stoop so low would they?
It's not like they are trying to stampede the herd or anything. Right?