September 12, 2008 11:40 ET

Honouring the Atlantic Accord: Stephen Harper's Raw Deal for Newfoundland & Labrador

ST JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2008) - At a town hall meeting with voters, New Democrat Leader Jack Layton blasted Stephen Harper for failing to keep his commitments to Newfoundland and Labrador.

"Unlike Stephen Harper, I won't say one thing while campaigning and say another when I am Prime Minister. I won't turn my back on Newfoundland and Labrador," declared Layton.

"Let me be clear," Layton told voters. "Stephen Harper has given Newfoundland & Labrador a raw deal. As Prime Minister, I will honour the Atlantic Accord. It was a commitment made to the people of Newfoundland & Labrador, and it must be honoured."

"You can choose a Prime Minister who stands up for everyday Canadians," said Layton. "With your support, I'll be that Prime Minister."

Contact Information

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