TORONTO, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - Last night on TVO's The Agenda, Howard Hampton
attacked the Green Party, saying "...no, I invite, I actually encourage people
to read the Green Party platform, if people believe in private water,
Walkerton, people die..."
But what did Howard Hampton do when he sat at the NDP cabinet table?
Allowed private labs to take over the testing of drinking water, and did not
impose regulations or standards on those private labs. (O'Connor report, page
The O'Connor Report concluded these actions contributed to the events
that led to the tragic events in Walkerton.
But really, no one is surprised that Howard Hampton's NDP doesn't know
where they stand on water testing. Because this is just the latest in a long
line of Hampton hypocrisies.
Throughout this campaign, the NDP have claimed to be opposed to private
health care and public money for private schools. But they voted to keep
sending tax dollars to elite private schools and against stopping private,
for-profit health care corporations at the border.
Howard Hampton has made a career of helping Conservatives, ranging from
his days as a Harris Helper to his current role as one half of the glam couple
Howard Hampton's NDP: nothing to offer but more Harris Tory government.
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