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I, for one, welcome our new NDP leaders

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From the Inkless emailbox. I’ve received about a half-dozen of these releases in recent weeks. It is always the same: Jack Layton will “announce” a major public-transit or urban-infrastructure “plan” in one city or other. I’m actually not sure this is a bad idea. Briefly, two years ago, Layton was talking as though his plan was to supplant Liberals and Conservatives and actually govern this country. The question then arises: how would he govern it? Releases like this would be less jarring if there had been more of them, earlier. Anyway, over to the Prime Minister:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 22, 2008

NDP TO ANNOUNCE MAJOR INVESTMENT PLAN FOR LONDON TRANSIT

LONDON –NDP Leader Jack Layton will be at the London Transit Commission on Monday to announce the NDP’s plan for significant new investments in the city’s public transit system.

Layton will be joined by NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, local elected officials and members of the Amalgamated Transit Union.

“The NDP understands that you can’t tell people to change their habits without giving them viable alternatives,” said Layton. “Public transportation can be a great tool in the fight against climate change, as long as it’s accessible.”

MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2008                                         LONDON

10:30 PM        Press conference with NDP Leader Jack Layton

        • 450 Highbury Avenue N (at Brydges St.)
    • London Transit Commission