It's the old who-speaks-for-Canada question again
Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff wants to know why in recent days we're seeing Ujjal Dosanjh, a former Liberal health minister, and NDP leader Jack Layton on American TV, defending Canadian health care, and not any members of Harper's government.
Here's what Ignatieff told reporters today at the Kruger paper mill in Gatineau, Que.
"The thing that struck me is why isn’t someone in this government getting up and saying ‘don’t trash the Canadian health care system in the United States.’ Who’s standing up for Canada here?"
"Don’t drag Canada’s good name into the mud in the United States. We’ve got enough problems with the United States right now with the buy-American stuff, with the thickening of the border. But every Canadian is proud of this thing and we don’t like seeing it dragged into the mind and I can’t understand why the Harper government is completely silent on the issue. I won’t be silent."