After a few words exchanged between Ontario's top doctors, Dr. Barbara Yaffe has found herself in some hot water.
Yaffe and Dr. David Williams engaged in some banter before their media briefing on Monday afternoon, seemingly unaware that their mics were on.
Yesterday Dr. Yaffe and Dr. Williams were having a conversation into a hot mic. #onpoli https://t.co/XicL1SUIyT— Mike Gibbs🏳️🌈 (@Mike Gibbs🏳️🌈)1608051974.0
"I don't know why I bring all these papers. I never look at them," Yaffe can be heard saying. "I just say whatever they write down for me."
Dr. Williams can be heard responding, although most of what he says is inaudible.
Randy Hillier, MP of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, responded to the clip, which has since been shared far and wide on social media.
"She sounds like every caucus & elected member, I’ve met over 14 yr in office," he tweeted.
"My comments overheard on a live microphone before Monday’s 3 p.m. COVID-19 media update were my bantering with Dr. Williams," Dr. Yaffe said in a statement to the Toronto Sun.
"I was referencing the fact that my communications team prep me for these updates with researched and vetted remarks."
"Of course, I do speak freely and have no notes for responding to questions from the media. I was also reflecting to Dr. Williams on why I carry around extra paperwork."