Jack Layton: Paul Martin screwed me.
Canada: Layton doesn't seem to be the sharpest knife in the kitchen.
|LONDON, Ont. -- New Democrat Leader Jack Layton accused Prime Minister Paul Martin on Wednesday of playing games before the ink on their new $4.6-billion budget deal is even dry. Layton, who persuaded Martin to excise billions in corporate tax cuts from his federal budget and replace it with $4.6 billion worth of social spending, said he was upset when he heard Martin planned to proceed with the cuts in a separate piece of legislation. "He's either fooling around with Canadians again or it's an admission they didn't know how to count our dollars," Layton said after meeting supporters in London, Ont. "It really strikes me as game-playing. He's once again trying to please absolutely everybody with promises that he's probably not going to be able to keep." ....Layton conceded he can't hold Martin to honouring the promises made in the deal. "I don't know what assurances he can give me about the far distant future," he said. "He's tried to assure Canadians on many things and he always breaks those promises, so, we shall see."|