September 13, 2008 13:02 ET

Layton Attacks Gas Pump Rip-Offs

"If oil companies collude on prices they'll be prosecuted."

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2008) - New Democrat Leader Jack Layton told over a thousand cheering supporters today that the "George Bush era is coming to an end and so is the Stephen Harper era!"

Taking aim at price-gouging, especially the current leaps in gasoline prices at the pump, Layton said "the endless rip-offs that suck dry the budgets of working families have got to stop - and when I'm elected Prime Minister, New Democrats will stop them."

Layton blasted Prime Minister Harper for pouring billions of dollars in tax cuts into the pockets of already-rich and powerful corporations. Layton said "As Prime Minister, when it comes to taking on gouging at the pumps, I'll watch your back."

"It's time for a Prime Minister who will start building a fair, prosperous, sustainable Canada, a Prime Minister who stands up for you."

Contact Information

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