Not to be a Leninist, but this is the problem with ideological compromise: Eventually, the bad guys use it against you. To see Ralph Klein using the language of the New Labour's "Third Way" to begin his long-sought privatization of health care is disgusting. But honestly, I can't be angry with Ralphie too much - he's just doing what he does between shots out of his Listerine bottle. Rather, the sad thing is that what passes for the "Left" in this country has been so corrupted by Liberal cost-cutting. In Ontario, we have a Liberal government that still has yet to rule out effective privatization - even if they won't call it that.
Gee, if only there were a party in Canada unequivocally comitted to public, non-profit health care.