Stéphane Dion has a message for Jack Layton: "We want our vote back."
In the last election, Layton made a play for Liberal supporters with the campaign slogan, "lend us your votes."
Today during a stop in Victoria, Dion took a shot at Layton and the NDP's decision to join with the opposition Conservatives in 2005 to topple the minority Liberal government.
That cost Canada a host of progressive policies, he told a rally.
"At the end we didn’t have childcare, we didn’t have the Kelowna Accord for aboriginal people, we didn’t have a lot of sound policies, but we had Stephen Harper," Dion said.
"Last time Jack Layton said ‘Lend me your vote’ and we had Stephen Harper. This time we want our vote back, with interest,” he said to cheers of supporters.
- Bruce Campion-Smith