NDP leader visits islands

  • Aug. 9, 2004 8:00 a.m.

NDP leader Jack Layton and his wife Olivia Chow are vacationing in Gwaii Haanas this week.
Mr. Layton and Ms Chow travelled to the islands on board the Queen of Prince Rupert, arriving Sunday evening. They were planing to spend several days kayaking in the national park-reserve, and also hoped to meet with Council of the Haida Nation president Guujaaw.
They are here at the invitation of new MP Nathan Cullen, one of 19 NDP members elected across Canada on June 28.
“Jack hears me rave about this spectacular region and its people, but I’d rather show than tell,” Mr. Cullen said. “They will glimpse just one corner of our region but the visit will give us another personal reference point as we get to work on the issues that matter to the whole northwest.”