Layton stands in Obama's shadow
As we reported here a while back, NDP Leader Jack Layton will be in Denver this August for the Democratic convention. But that's not the only event this summer where he'll be standing in Barack Obama's shadow. Tomorrow, a day after Obama's speech to the Steelworkers' convention in Las Vegas, the NDP leader will be on hand as well.
“Unions that reach beyond borders, like the United Steelworkers, have a great deal of power to force change that will make our world a better place,” Layton says, in a news release just issued by the NDP.
“By forming a united front, the steelworkers will have the ability to push international governments to act on issues like climate change, as well as to work together with their international partners for trade deals that are better for their members.”