PQ explains question period catnap

Posted By: Angelica Montgomery · 2/13/2013 3:00:00 PM

A PQ MNA says a sleep disorder caused him to drop-off in the middle of question period yesterday.

The party has some explaining to do after an apparently dozy day.

Former minister Daniel Breton says he has a sleep disorder, and that he had made arrangements to see a doctor two weeks ago.

"I've got a meeting with a doctor on March 7th for sleep apnoea," he says. "I have a problem with sleep and that's why."

Breton was seen nodding off in the background during question period yesterday, in full view of the National Assembly cameras.

But, Minister Pascal Bérubé says any talk of him dozing off is wrong. No camera caught him doing it.

"Yeah right, we got the tape. You want to see the tape?" he told reporters this morning. "I was not sleeping at all. I was just, like, um...watch the tape. Just watch the tape."

Still, the PQ's opponents aren't sleeping through this chance to poke fun. They made several jabs at the "tired" PQ during today's question period.


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  1. Grace posted on 02/13/2013 03:15 PM
    He knows sleep apnoea and narcolepsy aren't the same, right?

    I have sleep apnoea, have for over twenty years, and I've never fallen asleep in the middle of the day at school or work. Yes, you can be very tired because it disrupts your sleep when untreated, but you DO NOT randomly fall asleep.

    I also have issues with his comment of "no cameras caught it!" quickly followed by "check the tape!"
  2. Susan posted on 02/13/2013 04:45 PM
    I don't think I feel any better about this man now that we know why he screwed up so badly. So he was taking a catnap, and upon awakening, voted against his own party's platform and nearly threw us into an election! On second thought, the sooner we vote these amateurs out, the better. Keep on snoozing PQ!
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