September 14, 2009 / 7:39 PM / 8 years ago

Layton gives tentative OK to jobs plan

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The opposition New Democrats will not give Canada’s Conservative government a “blank check”, but its proposal on unemployment aid is a step in the right direction, NDP leader Jack Layton said on Monday.

<p>New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton speaks to supporters on Parliament Hill in Ottawa September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>

Layton said his party was still studying the government’s proposal, unveiled on Monday. If the New Democrats support the plan, that would allow the minority Conservatives to survive a non-confidence motion by the main opposition Liberals.

Reporting by David Ljunggren, writing by Allan Dowd; editing by Rob Wilson

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