The health minister got an apology

Canwest talks to Leona Aglukkaq about her conversation with Lisa Raitt last week.

Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq has accepted her colleague Lisa Raitt’s apology for disparaging remarks made about her that were caught on an audio tape, and says she’s putting the ordeal behind her so she can concentrate on her work… When asked if she was shocked by the comments her colleague made, Aglukkaq said, “I was, but I was really thankful that she called me before I heard it from anyone else.

“I accepted her apology and I need to move on, because I have huge issues to deal with and I can’t let that affect how I’m dealing with the situation and I just need, basically, to move on,” she said.

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