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.
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.
Jack Layton , leader of the smallest opposition group in Canada’s Parliament, said the governing Conservatives should continue implementing “targeted stimulus” to help create employment and support Canadians hurt by the recession.