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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Jack Layton: One man, two definitions for Canada 
(en francais)

Layton's speech in French,English asymmetrical
By BILL CURRY
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Page A8
Ottawa -- The federal government must take strong leadership toward "common" goals to keep the country together, NDP Leader Jack Layton said in a speech to the Canadian Club yesterday.

But when speaking in French, Mr. Layton said Canadians support Quebec having "significant asymmetry" in delivering its programs.

After the speech, Mr. Layton denied his message in French contradicted what he said in English. An NDP official said Mr. Layton's view of asymmetrical federalism has more standards than the Liberal version, first used last year to explain a side deal with Quebec at a summit on health care.
Definition: Common Definition: Asymmetrical Definition: Pandering

Paul Synnott at 5:35 AM    | en francais | Go to Top|


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