The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was public inquiries
I can’t decide what’s more offensive, the CAQ voting against a public inquiry into the handling of the pandemic in CHSLDs during the first wave, or applauding Marguerite Blais and Danielle McCann while they did it.
The inquiry would have hammered home what has already been said by the health commissioner, the Quebec ombudsman and the coroner. But it would have been done in public, unredacted, accessible to the entire population of Quebec.
Not recommendations following private interviews. The whole meal deal, the world gets to watch seasoned politicians with a full staff say stuff like I can’t remember, or I didn’t see the email-the grownup equivalent to the dog ate my homework.
Both McCann and Blais are bowing out of politics.
Let’s be real, the applause in the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon was to thank the two has-beens for being the CAQ’s sin-eaters.