Harper pledges more funds for health care

Thu Oct 9, 2008 12:12pm EDT
 
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RICHMOND, British Columbia (Reuters) - Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged funds on Thursday to tackle lung disease and neurological disease and said the government must protect the economy to carry out the initiatives.

Harper was speaking to supporters at a campaign stop in the Vancouver, British Columbia, suburb of Richmond ahead of the October 14 election.

(Reporting by Cameron French; Editing by Peter Galloway)

 
<p>Conservative leader and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Vancouver, British Columbia October 8, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>