OTTAWA – New Democrat leader Jack Layton is urging his three federal counterparts to find enough common ground to make women and children a priority in the next session of Parliament.
Mr. Layton’s invitation follows Prime Minister Harper’s pledge to make maternal and child health a priority at the G8 summit in Canada this June.
“I’ll take Mr. Harper’s interest in impoverished mothers at face value, but leadership always starts at home. If Canada wants to lead or lecture the world on anything, we’d better start by filling the gaping holes in our own backyard. Let’s make this the Women and Children First session of Parliament,” Mr. Layton said at a press conference on Monday.
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See also the NDP's action plan: Fairness For Women.
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