September 08, 2008 19:44 ET

It's Time for a Prime Minister Who'll Respect Your Vote: Layton

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2008) - New Democrat Leader Jack Layton took his appeal for change to British Columbia today in a campaign stop in Vancouver Kingsway, the riding of outgoing MP David Emerson.

Mr. Emerson crossed the floor at Mr. Harper's invitation to join the Conservative cabinet, despite the fact that he ran on a platform to oppose the Conservative agenda.

"Unlike Stephen Harper, I'll be a Prime Minister who'll put you and your family first by passing laws that will outlaw floor-crossing," said Layton. "I'll ensure that what Mr. Harper and Mr. Emerson did to you - the voters of Vancouver-Kingsway - never happens again, here or to any voter in Canada."

"In this election, voting for New Democrats means supporting a vision of hope and optimism. It's time to elect a Prime Minister who isn't interested in tearing things down, but building things up."

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)