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Friday, January 12, 2007 

Harper Uses Jiggery Pokery To Renege on Wait Times Guarantee

On January 2, 2006, Stephen Harper laid out his 'five Key Priorities for Canada' as he campaigned to win the election and form government. His fifth priority was: "Work with the provinces to establish a Patient Wait Times Guarantee."

On September 20th, 2006, Buckdog carried a post that pointed out Harper's total lack of action on the waiting times 'priority'.

It is clear now that the Prime Minister has reneged on the 'Key Priority' - BUT to cover his butt, he has come up with an innovative smokescreen, that being a project supposedly aimed at studying ways to reduce wait times for children's surgery. In typical Tory style, the program has been announced catching the provinces off guard. Ontario claims that there has been no prior consultation so it is logical to assume that this program is a rushed measure to politically fill the gap on the waiting times promise. More Harper jiggery pokery??

-CTV News
-CPC website
-'Jiggery pokery' defined

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