Ignatieff has plans to paint Truro red

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff said the party has the recipe to turn a traditional Conservative stronghold red again.

 

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff said the party has the recipe to turn a traditional Conservative stronghold red again.

 

The federal leader was in Truro Thursday campaigning with dairy farmer Jim Burrows, who is looking to replace Independent MP Bill Casey as the member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley.

 

Ignatieff was asked how the party planned to bring about the change needed to elect a Liberal for the first time since 1993, when Dianne Brushett started her four-year term.

 

"You have to have a great candidate. You have to have a man who knows Nova Scotia agriculture like the back of his hand," Ignatieff said.

The party is also hoping to cash in on the backlash that followed Casey's expulsion from the Conservative caucus in 2007 for voting against the party's budget.

"There's a lot of anger at Stephen Harper in this riding, probably more than any other place in the country," Ignatieff said.

 
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