Wednesday, January 11, 2006

NDP kicks Liberal butt

From the NDP website:

While the Liberals are mired in controversy about their ad that claims the Conservatives will send "soldiers with guns" into Canadian cities, one fact has been overlooked.
Soldiers will soon be in the streets of Winnipeg. And that's a good thing.
"More than 500 army troops, backed by helicopters, armoured vehicles and artillery will turn Winnipeg into an Armed camp..."
"Exercise 'Charging Bison' will unfold for seven days and nights beginning April 30 ...."- Winnipeg Free Press (December 27, 2005, page A1)
"Charging Bison" is a Canadian Forces training exercise to help our soldiers prepare for the tough, complex and dangerous jobs they will be facing in places like Afghanistan.
But if other parties were like the Liberals, there would be ominous ads threatening that a Liberal victory would mean "soldiers in the streets of Winnipeg. With guns."
But we're not Liberals, so we don't manipulate the truth to scare Canadians - or insult the brave men and women in our armed forces.
And one final point - the last time we saw large numbers of soldiers in the streets of Winnipeg, it was another election year - 1997. They were helping to save the city from flooding.

Good for them!


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