Policy alert

Stephen Harper has reannounced various measures from last week’s budget and restated his intent to eliminate the per-vote subsidy.

Michael Ignatieff has restated his commitment to family care.

And this morning here in Sudbury, Jack Layton recommitted to funding for doctors, nurses, medical education and medical school infrastructure ($25-million for training, $20-million to repatriate Canadian doctors practicing overseas, $40-million to recruit and support low income, rural and aboriginal students, $80-million for educational infrastructure, student loan forgiveness for family doctors, streamlining credential recognition and establishing a Health Human Resources Centre). The plan is similar to one announced by Mr. Layton in 2008.