February 27, 2015 7:40 pm

Rona Ambrose talks ISIS during health care speech

Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose


CALGARY – Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose made an unexpected leap Friday, starting out talking about health care and finishing with fears over the threat of the Islamic State.

Ambrose was discussing health care in a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce when she abruptly changed topics.

She says Canada is again at war with a very dangerous enemy and noted the Islamic State is running a campaign of unspeakable atrocities.

Ambrose outlined actions the Conservative government has been taking to clamp down on extremist groups including the new anti-terrorism bill.

She says she wasn’t encouraged to tout the government position and says this is what people want to talk about.

Ambrose says Canadians are afraid and it is important to reassure them that action is being taken to protect them.

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