October 9, 2008 / 4:15 PM / in 9 years

Harper pledges more funds for health care

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.

<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>

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

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