Update: Vic says we should respect his privacy. Sorry, Minister Snoops-a-lot. If you thought privacy was remotely important, you shouldn’t have introduced your Big Brother bill.
Honestly, this sort of complete and utter bullshit makes one wonder why the government bothers having press secretaries at all.
I do hope that Vic Toews recovers from whatever ails him, if only because he has yet to receive his well-deserved punishment at the ballot box for odiously asking the Speaker to hold anyone who writes to his office complaining about legislation in contempt of Parliament. But this is obviously an utter lie, and the fact that it is about such a personal and non-political issue doesn’t change that fact:
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews was rushed to hospital from Parliament Hill by ambulance…
Mike Patton, a spokesman for Mr. Toews, said… that the minister has been battling a seasonal flu for the past number of weeks. “As a precaution, he was taken to the hospital today for observation.”
What kind of person calls 911 for an ambulance because they’ve had the flu for a while and they thought maybe they should see a doctor?
In other news, Toews will be undergoing a CT scan, a PET scan, an MRI, neck and abdominal ultrasounds, blood and urine tests, and a lumbar puncture, because he felt unusually fatigued last night and wants to rule out cancer.Tweet