Hit the road, Jack

NDP leader heads to DC to back Obama on health-care reform

NDP leader Jack Layton will travel to Washington in June to give President Obama’s administration a few pointers on universal health care. During the three-day trip, Layton will speak in Congress, the White House and party headquarters. The intention, says NDP national director Brad Lavigne, is “to not only defend Canada’s health-care system—but encourage them to adopt similar features.” In return, several members of Obama’s team will attend an NDP convention in Halifax this summer to offer suggestions on improving the campaign.


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