NDP vows to hire 700 new nurses

CBC News, April 23, 2007 Manitoba's New Democrats unveiled the priorities of their campaign Monday, a seven-point plan with health-care priorities at the top of the list. In a crowded nursing skills lab at Red River College, NDP Leader Gary Doer said if he's re-elected his government will put 700 more nurses to work. "There are going to be lots of announcements in this campaign that basically deal with services that people care about," Doer said. "It's very simple: if you have more nurses on the front lines, you will have less patients on waiting lists." Doer said the new nurses would be trained in Winnipeg, in Brandon and in northern Manitoba. He promised another $1.5 million to expand the Red River College lab alone. ... NDP