Musings —10.29.2010 10:20 AM—
We won the 1993 election partly on a helicopter purchase that was for a lot less money, and which had a lot more transparency. So go right ahead, Reformatories. Buy ’em, and see what happens to you on the campaign trail.
We’ll see how far unelected Senator few have ever heard of gets you, won’t we?
From the archives:
Chretien sets out his priority list Jobs program would come first, then cancelling 2 Tory contracts
13 October 1993
The Globe and Mail
An increasingly confident Jean Chretien laid out for a student audience yesterday the first three things he will do if he becomes prime minister after Oct. 25.
His government will immediately put into place its infrastructure program so municipalities can start projects and create jobs, he said. That will be accompanied by the cancellation of the EH-101 helicopter program in order to finance the public-works program.
Next, Mr. Chretien said, he will apply the brakes to the controversial privatization of Toronto’s Pearson airport.
“Everything that we will do as a party will be in relation to job creation. That has to be the priority of the government,” he said.