Dr Keith Martin
|13 June 2004|
The latest projections would give the Conservatives 123 members of Parliament, compared to 100 for the Liberals. [...]|
The ongoing study for Global National by Wilfrid Laurier University professor Barry Kay shows a steady Liberal collapse in favour of the Conservatives.
"This is bad news for the Liberals, who are still falling. The polls from the last few days are worse than last week, and the polls last week were worse than the week before. The Liberals have to figure out a way to stop this hemorrhage," Kay told CanWest News Service.
Anne Trueman and Sean Gordon, Tories could be edging towards majority: Liberals "hemorrhaging" as voters continue to abandon Martin's party, polls suggest. Vancouver Sun, 12-Jun-2004, p. A6.
Liberal candidate Keith Martin slammed his former Conservative colleagues Stephan Harper and Stockwell Day Friday, declaring Canada would be bringing home dead soldiers in body bags if Harper had been prime minister when the U.S. was seeking support for the invasion of Iraq.|
[Keith] Martin alleged the Conservatives have a "hidden agenda" on Iraq and a "fundamentalist Christian" pro-Israel policy. [...]
As a doctor who has worked as a volunteer surgeon near the Mozambique-South Africa border, Martin said, he has witnessed what happens to civilians during wars, unlike other MPs.
"I've seen people eviscerated, burnt to death, shot, stabbed, legs blown off," he said. "What I found shocking was how easy the decision was to put our troops in harm's way."
Said Martin: "It also goes into the hidden foreign policy agenda that [Conservative] party has — the blind support they have for Israel, at the expense of the Palestinians. That's rooted in the party's fundamentalist Christian roots — Stockwell Day, and others around him."
Glenn Bohn, Harper's Iraq policy assailed, Vancouver Sun, 12-Jun-2004, p. A7.