Industry Minister Tony Clement interrupted his dinner around 7:30 p.m. last night to help rescue a woman from drowning in Ontario’s Muskoka River. After an hysterical woman banged on the front door of his Port Stanley, Ontario home and alerted him and his family to the plight of her friend, Minister Clement, his wife and father-in-law rushed out to the river’s edge where they saw the woman’s friends on the shore screaming.
Several others followed the minister as he jumped into the water fully clothed. And, after catching up to the woman in distress, the MP’s wife and father-in-law got her into a life-jacket and pulled her to shore.
News reports are not clear whether the lucky woman was a Conservative—probably wasn’t enough time to ask before jumping into action. Seriously though, such acts of heroism while not rare are inspiring.