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OTTAWA — The House of Commons should spend the next couple of months focusing on reforms to employment insurance and pensions, not electioneering, NDP Leader Jack Leader says.
It's a significant change in tactics for Mr. Layton, who portrayed himself as executioner-in-chief of the Harper Conservatives through a raucous winter run that threatened to topple the minority government at every turn.
Quite the change, eh?
New Democrats unleashed the first in a series of radio ads Thursday lambasting the newly minted Liberal leader for propping up Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government.
But the NDP ads drip with withering scorn for Ignatieff's decision to allow the federal budget to pass, albeit with conditions.
"Some things just don't change," intones a woman in one ad.
"Another Conservative budget rubber stamped by another Liberal leader. It's official: Michael Ignatieff failed his first big test as Liberal leader. He's thrown his lot in with Stephen Harper."
The ad portrays NDP Leader Jack Layton as the only political leader who can be trusted to look out for average families.
"Jack Layton's the only leader strong enough to stand up to Harper."