And this is why ITQ should have been allowed to liveblog the meetings …

The question of who was “screaming at the top of her lungs” and who is “ridiculous” could have been cleared up with a quick check of her post from the day in question.

From the Toronto Star’s Susan Delacourt:

Marlene Jennings, one of the Liberal MPs working on employment insurance reform this summer with Conservatives, says she reached her political breaking point several weeks ago, in a sweltering Ottawa conference room, with no air conditioning.

Jennings had just heard that thousands of cancer tests were being postponed in Quebec because of a lack of medical isotopes due to the protracted shutdown of the Chalk River nuclear reactor. Across the table from her, Human Resources Minister Diane Finley was yelling – “screaming at the top of her lungs,” said Jennings. […]

Finley spokesman Ryan Sparrow said Jennings’s version of events is “ridiculous” and “considering the source does not even warrant a formal response.”

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