NDP's practical, affordable platform works for Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca

Jack Layton has commited to immediate action in five key areas, within 100 days of the election:

1. Hire more family doctors and nurses;
2. Strengthen public pensions;
3. Kick-start job creation by cutting small business taxes and offering targeted tax credits for companies that hire in Canada;
4. Help out the family budget by capping credit card fees, taking the federal sales tax off home heating and unlocking cell phones; and,
5. Commit to working with other parties to end the scandals and fix Ottawa for good.

To see the complete platform visit http://www.ndp.ca/platform

Highlights that are key for Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca include:

- Strengthening Pensions and Retirement Security

- Improving Access to Child Care and Post-Secondary Education

- Reducing the Small Business Tax Rate

- Making Medicines More Affordable

- Strengthening Public Transit for Liveable Cities

- Building a New Relationship with First Nations

- Moving Forward on Women’s Equality

- Charting a New Course for Canada’s Defence