Jack Layton Speaks at Laurier

October 13, 2006

On Wednesday, when national NDP leader Jack Layton spoke to Wilfrid Laurier University students and faculty, it was ironically in the "Paul Martin Centre." Layton , who has 30 years experience as a university prof, commented on what he saw as the "progressive exhaustion" of the student body: "Far too many students are working far too many part-time hours in order to cover the cost of being a student and that's wrong." Layton emphasized the need for Canada to invest in higher education, and observed that China graduated 325,000 engineers this year. For his comments on education, the environment, and nuclear proliferation, see http://www.cordweekly.com/archives/1088