Elizabeth May continues to do damage control after she made a controversial speech last weekend at the annual press gallery dinner in Ottawa.
It’s mostly a light-hearted event. But the federal Green Party leader went on too long, and eventually used the F-word to insult the Harper cabinet over its treatment of former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr.
May has apologized, saying she was tired and recovering from the flu.
On Monday, she was asked on Global BC whether alcohol played a factor.
“I don’t — well, that’s a question for me to answer because it’s very subjective. I had wine with dinner. That’s it. I didn’t have cocktails or drinks anywhere else. I had wine with dinner at the table. I was recovering from flu, so I was drinking as much water as possible because my throat hurt. But I don’t think it was a factor, but I definitely had wine with dinner. I’m not going to deny that.”