By: Jane Taber , Globe and Mail
Stephen Harper’s Conservatives distanced themselves from one of their own today, arguing a Tory senator was not asserting government policy with her advice to “shut the fuck up” about the contentious maternal health initiative.
“Obviously, that type of language is completely unacceptable,” Transport Minister John Baird told the Commons in Question Period. “It is self-evident that view does not represent the view of government.”
Mr. Baird was filling in for the Prime Minister, who is on his way to Europe for the 65th anniversary of V-E Day.