In email conversation with a US writer, I have learned the following regarding the Chalk River/AECL scandal:
…several nuclear medicine specialists, including the head of the nuclear medicine department at Yale, repeatedly cautioned me against writing that this was as a matter of life or death. They were, in fact, very critical of stories that made that claim. Isotopes supplies, particularly from Belgium, continued to be available. Although they were more costly. The specialists also noted that many, arguably most, of the large number of diagnostic tests they perform made using the isotopes do not involve critical medical conditions and that there are often alternative techniques and technologies available.
And furthermore, where are the hordes of letters that Lunn received from Canadian doctors?
I had a daydream the other day about the Leaders of the parties in Opposition getting it together and walking over to the Governor General’s shack and asking her to dissolve Parliament on the grounds that the Prime Minister deliberately mislead Parliament. Is that possible?