The NDP is bad, except when it's not

Reminded of his ambassador’s time as leader of an NDP government, Stephen Harper qualifies his criticism of New Democrats.

Asked about whether his criticisms of the NDP record include Mr. Doer’s time in office or former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow, the Conservative Leader said no. “We’re not talking about those governments,” he said. “We’re not talking about this government or that government,” Mr. Harper said. “We’re talking about a national NDP today – that has a radical economic policies, that would raise taxes, that would kill jobs.”

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