Conservatives promise more health-care staff
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A Conservative government would add 250 doctors and 1,700 more nurses to the province, the party said at a boisterous election kick-off rally this evening in Winnipeg.
The promise came not from PC leader Hugh McFadyen directly, but from one of several party election TV ads played during the 45-minute event.
McFadyen later confirmed that a PC government would boost health-care frontline staff, but did not discuss numbers.
That announcement and a pledge to boost the number of ambulances in Manitoba are expected later in the campaign.
“Stay tuned,” a McFadyen aide told reporters.
On hand at the rally were more than three dozen paramedics wearing blue T-shirts in support of McFadyen. They said their pleas for more resources have fallen on deaf ears with the Selinger government.