October 13, 2008 08:56 ET

Oshawa Wants a Leader Who Stands Up for Working Families

"Let's protect jobs, invest in skills, and hire more doctors"

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 13, 2008) - New Democrat Leader Jack Layton brought his campaign to become Prime Minister for working families back to Oshawa today, where his party's candidate Mike Shields has an excellent shot at becoming the riding's next Member of Parliament.

Joined by former party leader Ed Broadbent, Layton blasted Prime Minister Stephen Harper for just standing aside and watching the loss of hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs.

"Oshawa deserves better. This community has lost jobs, but it hasn't lost hope," said Layton. "We'll stop the export of jobs overseas, and protect good-paying manufacturing jobs, especially in the auto sector."

The New Democrat Leader also slammed Stephane Dion for supporting Mr. Harper in Parliament: "In 43 votes in the House of Commons, Mr. Dion and his caucus sat on their hands and let Mr. Harper do whatever he wanted. That's not leadership."

In Oshawa, Layton repeated his commitment to "invest in skills-training, fight pollution with a plan that works, and help the five million Canadians who don't have a family doctor."

"This time, this election, elect me as Prime Minister, and you'll have a leader you can count on to stand up for you and your family," said Layton.

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)