I've heard this more than once in the past few days- the Liberals are running the risk of politicizing a serious health care "crisis". CTV went so far as to say the Liberals were receiving criticism (not sure from where) for their questioning of the government. For the LOVE OF GOD, are people for real here?
Last time I checked, the role of the opposition is to hold the government to account, that's parliament 101, that's their role, that's how our system supposedly works for optimal results. Would Canadians be better served, if the opposition ignored the issue and didn't question the government?
What is particularly amusing here, I recall an interview just yesterday where CTV absolutely grilled the Minister of Health, asked her 8 different ways why she has failed so badly. Was that partisan in nature, or valid questioning, based on the facts at hand? Does that critical eye on their own part, coupled with questioning a critical eye from elected representatives not denote an air of hypocrisy? How dare the Liberals do exactly what we've deemed valid.
I don't seem to recall any talk of partisanship last spring when Carolyn Bennett was praising the Minister of Health, when she was praising her just prior to be TRASHED by her own Ministerial colleague. There was no political gain to be had, a gracious compliment that demonstrated confidence in the Minister. With that "on the record" backdrop, why is it suddenly political to criticize, when non-partisans are objectively concerned as well? Are the Liberals not simply mirroring public concern and media questioning?
Imagine for just a moment, if the Liberals remained silent on the issue, because they didn't want to inject even the perception of partisanship, onto a very serious matter. I can hear it now, probably from the same sources.