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Friday, February 24, 2012

Saint John M-L-A's Are Really "M-I-A's"

The Alward Government is being accused of not listening to those who should know what they're talking about when it comes to the controversy over not buying a top of the line M-R-I imaging machine for the Regional Hospital. Moncton also wants one.

The provincial government even turned down an offer of a million dollars from the Saint John Hospital Foundation to help pay for it. Opposition Leader Victor Boudreau tells CHSJ News that's very odd indeed because it's not everyday a government gets an offer like that.

There is a split on this issue within the Conservative caucus with Fundy-River Valley M-L-A Dr. Jim Parrot, a retired heart surgeon, breaking with his party. Boudreau says the last time he looked, Parrot was the only doctor among the government M-L-A's.

 As for the Saint John Conservative M-L-A's, Boudreau quips they should be called M-I-A's, "Missing in action".