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Alberta Health President Stephen Duckett is Eating His Cookie

Alberta Health Services President and CEO Stephen Duckett avoids questions about his handling of excessive emergency room wait times by telling reporters he’s busy eating a cookie.

“I’m eating my cookie — can’t you see I’m eating my cookie!” CEO Stephen Duckett kept repeating to reporters Friday, in a bizarre media moment that deserves to go viral on YouTube.

Health Minister Gene Zwozdesky, when played the audio later by a reporter, said he thought the comment was inappropriate given the gravity of the health-care situation. That would be correct. “I’m eating my cookie” is appropriate only in limited situations — if your spouse wants you to put out the garbage, for instance, but you’re eating your cookie.

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