Independent Edmonton-Meadowlark MLA Dr. Raj Sherman surprised and confused political watchers in Question Period yesterday by alleging that the former Capital Health Authority was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of cancer patients. Dr. Sherman then claimed that medical doctors were paid millions of dollars in hush money to keep the issue quiet (see the above video of Dr. Sherman’s claims).
While initially responding that his office would investigate these allegations, Health Minister Gene Zwozdesky went straight for Dr. Sherman’s jugular today by demanding that the MLA provide evidence to back up his allegations. Dr. Sherman told iNews880 that he would bring forward evidence, but needed assurance that none of his sources would be prosecuted.
These comments come a week after Dr. Sherman openly mused about running for the leadership of one of the three political parties seeking new leaders.