Layton says Michael Ignatieff isn’t the solution.
“With less than two weeks left in the election, Mr. Ignatieff now
says health care is a priority. But just three weeks ago, he released a
platform that barely mentioned health care,” said Layton.
“I know where I stand. And unlike Mr. Ignatieff, I’m fighting every day to protect health care.”
The New Democrat plan will reduce wait times by training 1,200 new
doctors and more than 6,000 nurses; bring home care and long-term care
under the Canada Health Act; and introduce an affordable strategy to
lower prescription drug costs.
Accidental Deliberations: Trusted
In case there's any particular doubt why the Libs have changed the subject from health care, Ipsos Reid offers the strongest answer yet:
Forty-sixNow, this isn't the first time the NDP has ranked ahead
per cent of likely voters said they trust Jack Layton and the NDP most
to manage health care in Canada, according to a new poll by Ipsos Reid.
Thirty per cent of respondents said Stephen Harper and the Conservative
party were most trusted and 20 per cent reported trusting Michael
Ignatieff and the Liberal party more.
of the Libs on health care among other issues - so there should have
been plenty of warning signs even before the Libs developed their
campaign plan. But the new polling offers a rather compelling signal
that any focus on health care by the Libs would play right into the
NDP's hands - and that likely explains the Libs' flailing to try to
drive the election campaign in yet another direction.
However proud the Libs are that their leader is roughly as popular as
the man they consider unfit for office, any attempt to build a cult of
Iggy will run into similar problems.)