Canadian New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton , whose surging popularity may deny Prime Minister Stephen Harper a majority government in the May 2 election, said his economic plan will cut the deficit as quickly as Harper’s Conservatives and create more jobs.
Canadian New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton, who led his pro-labor party to its best election result ever in May, said he will take a “temporary” leave of absence after doctors discovered he has a second form of cancer.
The death of Canadian opposition leader Jack Layton means the biggest threat to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s agenda of lower taxes and spending may come from a wobbly global economy, not his political rivals in Parliament.
New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton urged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to have a debate about any potential budget windfall generated by stronger growth, instead of automatically applying extra funds to the country’s deficit.
Voting has ended in most of Canada in today’s general election, the fourth in seven years, in which Prime Minister Stephen Harper is seeking his first majority government and New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton aims to ride his surging popularity to become the leader of the opposition.
Canadian opposition New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton , whose party has risen in opinion polls and may be poised to boost its seat count in the May 2 election, dismissed rivals’ attacks that his platform is unaffordable.