If it is the intention of the federal government to make a constitutional argument that health care is a provincial responsibility as a feature of their leadership on the H1N1/swine flu issue, on key issues such as access to vaccines, requests from municipalities for emergency preparedness, etc., it's not likely to impress many. Doesn't seem to be satisfying the Federation of Canadian Municipalities at the moment. I'm sure the public won't be very reassured by division of powers arguments from the Health Minister on swine flu either.
But it's early going, right? Maybe we'll try to stay optimistic on this one, at least for now.