Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Helena's Maternal Health

I would like to wish former Cabinet Minister Helena Guergis best of luck with her new pregnancy, and I think it is completely wrong for her husband to accuse the Prime Minister of compromising her maternal health. Meanwhile it was her husband's poor lapses in judgment that contributed to her release from caucus, and by using her office to lobby government one could argue that Rahim is the one who has "compromised" her maternal health, not the Prime Minister. It is the prerogative of the party leader to decide who sits in Cabinet and who sits in caucus, and there is nothing in Canadian law forcing a full explanation as to why she was no longer deemed adequate enough to fulfill those responsibilities.

The Prime Minister has not wronged her in any way, and it is inappropriate to suggest that she would have or should have been treated different simply because she is pregnant. That is bad karma Rahim. Your wife's pregnancy should not be exploited to score political points in the media.

1 comment:

  1. Jaffer indicated that Helena's doctor instructed her to take time off, but she wouldn't. That is irresponsible and Jaffer should convince her to take a rest.