McFadyen Throws Rally, Promises Boost to Health Care

The Progressive Conservatives kicked off their campaign Tuesday evening to the cheers of roughly 400 party supporters.


Progressive Conservative leader Hugh McFadyen is joined on stage by Manitoba paramedics during a campaign rally on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Leader Hugh McFadyen said little in the form of policy, but did speak during the 45-minute rally to energize the crowd at the Viscount Gort Hotel.

An announcement on one of McFadyen’s promises — to boost health care by adding additional doctors and nurses — is expected soon.

The Conservatives have already won the support of paramedics, which isn’t surprising considering one of the party’s pledges is to add more ambulances to Manitoba roads.

This afternoon, McFadyen will make an economic strategy announcement in St. James, flanked by Assiniboia candidate Susan Auch, Kirkfield Park candidate Kelly De Groot and St. James candidate Scott Gillingham. video/WpgCameraMan