AUGUST 5, 2009
JACK LAYTON TO BOARD HMCS HALIFAX
HALIFAX - New Democrat Leader Jack Layton will be onboard HMCS Halifax on Thursday,to meet the ship's crew and observe a demonstration of naval operations."I relish this opportunity to spend time with our troops and really get tounderstand the job they are doing day to day," said Layton. "It is not an easy job,but it is a very important one. I am happy to have this chance to show my support."
The visit and tour of the ship will include an overnight stay. Layton will be available to comment on the experience when he comes ashore on Friday morning.