October 10, 2008 20:46 ET

A New Choice for Quebec: Layton

Calls on voters to choose the Quebec New Democrat team

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2008) - "It's time to move past the Bloc and choose change for Quebec," said New Democrat Leader Jack Layton today.

Layton brought his campaign to become Prime Minister to the riding of Gatineau, where New Democrat candidate Francoise Boivin has a strong shot at victory.

"There's a new choice for Quebec in this election - a choice of hope and optimism. It's time for change in Quebec" said Layton, "New Democrat change."

Layton appealed to voters who supported the Bloc Quebecois in the past, pointing out that many problems - like the environment - require strong action by progressives across provincial boundaries.

The New Democrat leader said it was time for "a Prime Minister who always respects the uniqueness of Quebec...and who respects" the province's arts and culture.

Layton slammed Stephen Harper for turning his back on Quebec, doing nothing on health care, and failing to act on climate change.

"All Harper cares about is big profits for big banks, big oil and the wealthiest corporations. That's why he gave them billions in unconditional tax breaks, while he turned his back on you."

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)