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Canada's Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 10, 2012.
Canada's Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 10, 2012.
(CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)

Why is the Fisheries Minister talking about health care?

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It’s a curious country where the Fisheries Minister makes more headlines on healthcare than the Health Minister.

But there was Keith Ashfield on the front page of the Saint John Telegraph-Journal last week proclaiming: “We need a national debate. I think it’s important and I think there is an opportunity for us to be frank with one another and discuss the issues around health care and where it is going in this country.”