Monday, 4 April 2011

Uncovering more MSM slant - Pro-Conservative Grope & Fail's take on the NDP

What's also remarkable in the above two linked articles of what took
place at the town hall meet-up that Mr. Layton held at Laurentian
University in Sudbury, Ontario is that somehow the Globe reporter failed
to mention Jack Layton was using this particular backdrop to unveil his
party's platform on health care and the Sudbury Star reporter picked
right up on this little tidbit. Jack says his plan will bring 1,200 more
doctors and 6,000 more nurses into the country's heath care system in
the next 10 years - that's a news worthy announcement that would seem to
trump reporting on unseen rotten tomatoes. But it is illustrative. Not
only will NDP policy ideas have a hard time getting a fair reading in the media, sometimes they won't even get a mention.

Since the Globe and Mail prides itself on being a national newspaper,
the failure to report on the NDP platform announcement about their
health care plan is more than puzzling. This would seem to be the
singular most important aspect of the story at least so far as Canadians
not living in Sudbury are concerned. Yet it fails to garner mention and
there were some pretty specific details too: Mr. Layton
proposes creating a fund to repatriate 300 Canadian doctors now
practising abroad -- investing $80 million a year over four years to
upgrade medical schools across Canada to make room for the next
generation of family doctors -- and his party would forgive student
loans for medical professionals who choose family medicine for at least
10 years, regardless of where they practice. He calls these "...practical first steps to ensure that you and your family have access to the health care you need -- when you need it."

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