Big Honkin' Passive Voice Alert edition. Here's Dippity Premier Kathy Dunderdale, on February 2nd:
"Having the surgery done in the province was never an option that was offered to him," Dunderdale said.
And here's the Owner of a Broken Heart Himself, as indirectly reported by the CBC, tonight:
"The mitral valve is a special surgery [...] It's not a typical open heart surgery where your arteries are replaced ... so, they recommended that I look at going outside the province ... what was ultimately done to me, the surgery that I eventually got ... was not offered to me in Canada."
Not offered (passive)?
But is it available?