Leaders go for Chrétien from debate's outset
By John Ward, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA - Opposition leaders went straight for Jean Chrétien, the Prime
Minister, again Thursday night in the second debate of the federal election
campaign, accusing him of arrogance, waste and leaving the health-care
system on the brink of chaos.
Joe Clark, the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party, offered the
harshest criticism of the Prime Minister in his opening statement. He said
Mr. Chrétien thinks he's solely responsible for the country's rosy economic
state. "He thinks he can get away with anything," Mr. Clark said. "On Nov.
27, send him a message."
Mr. Day took a softer tact, saying he wants to be prime minister out of "a
deep and abiding love for this country." He said the Alliance will cut
taxes, support health care, help family farms and tighten up the justice and
corrections system. "The Canadian Alliance will bring restoration to our
eroded democracy," he said. He did conclude, however, with a dig at Mr.
Chrétien when he spoke of "broken promises, arrogance, waste and secrecy."
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