Sir Francis Bacon, Essays, Essay XXII, Of Cunning
The Oracle of Ottawa can say with much certainty that if you live in one of the great government towns of the world like Ottawa, Washington, London, Paris or even Moscow, you soon learn that human beings at a certain level can come with an unbelievable amount of twists, kinks and other many other "issues" various.
At the time of this writing, there are over 850,000 Canadians without a job. But as you have discovered, old 'Sparky' not only has just one job, but three jobs! She is member of Parliament, an Orthopaedic paediatric surgeon and for good measure an assistant Professor. Which reminds the Oracle of Ottawa of a joke going around Ottawa at the present; What is the difference between a member of Parliament and an Orthopaedic paediatric surgeon? Answer: About $250,000 a year...
Knowing all these facts, it is just great entertainment when 'Sparky's' little helper, one Pierre 'Little Polly' Poilievre starts going on about the "big union bosses", while just about beside him sits 'Sparky', who of course, as the irony of life would have it, is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada! Now folks if there is one Cadillac union in Canada, the RCPSC is it! And if you are ever in Ottawa, you simply just have to see the "union hall"! It has to be the poshest one in Canada. Why 'Sparky's' union is so powerful it will probably get a bye when the union transparency act is passed. Wanna' bet?
Here is a bit of another member of the healing profession; Hedy Fry quizzing 'Sparky' about the recent tainted meat fiasco, the answer provided should make all doctors in Canada proud. This would be a howler clip to run at the next RCPSC dinner, no?