Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Rona Ambrose Caught Misrepresenting Lung Association Stance

Environment Minister Rona Ambrose is so incredibly desparate to find anyone who might support her do-nothing Clean Air act that she's been caught cherry-picking sentences from the Canadian Lung Association's recent press release, using only quotes from the release that praise the act.

During Question Period on Wendnesday, John Godfrey (L-Don Valley West) claimed that Ambrose mispresented the real position of the Lung Association and asked for an apology, to which Ambrose responded:

Mr Speaker, I appreciate that the honourable member likes to pull things out of the Lung Association's press release but they did say in fact that they are in favour of the Clean Air Act to regulate indoor air because it's one of the largest health risks associated with lung cancer for non-smokers. They are concerned about some of the health impacts of climate change and we're working with them and many other organizations to address those issues.

Pot. Kettle. Black.

The Lung Association's press release is far from being a glowing endorsement of Ambrose's act. And, to add insult to injury, when Ambrose was asked to table the document (ie the entire press release) from which she drew her happy quotes, she continually said she would table her notes in a pathetic attempt to hide all of what the press release actually says. Can she be any more obvious in her attempt to smear the truth?

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