October 04, 2008 11:34 ET

Layton Calls on Supporters of All Parties to Defeat Harper by Supporting New Democrats

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2008) - New Democrat Leader Jack Layton today blasted Prime Minister Stephen Harper for doing nothing to help working families in a time of serious economic uncertainty.

"Because the fact is that Stephen Harper doesn't want to do anything" said Layton. "Because he doesn't care...or because he's just not up to the job."

"Yesterday, Harper was telling Canadians he needed a majority or we would all be in trouble," said Layton. The New Democrat leader reminded the Prime Minister that he had an effective majority over the past two years because "Mr. Dion supported you 43 times on everything you wanted to do."

"If you wanted to help working families and the real economy you had the chance," said Layton.

Layton appealed to voters who usually or used to support the Liberal Party, the Greens, and the old Progressive Conservatives to "come together and defeat Stephen Harper, by supporting New Democrats in this election!"

Contact Information

  • NDP Press Office: 613-236-3613 x 2833
    For Campaign 2008 Leader's Tour related requests:
    Karl Belanger, Press Secretary to Jack Layton,
    613-720-6463 (karl@ndp.ca)