Canadian NDP leader writes Bono

Canadian NDP Leader Jack Layton has written an open letter to Bono to tell him Prime Minister Paul Martin has not followed through on the promises he made after Bono’s speech to the Liberal leadership convention last year. The issues Bono raised did not feature in Martin’s first Liberal Throne Speech and the government’s budget.

Layton writes:

“I would be happy to watch the Liberal Party receive ten times the credit for following through on your speech that it did for inviting you to give it. I know my party and likely Members of Parliament from other parties would be eager to assist you in helping ensure Mr. Martin not simply hear your words, but listen to them as well.”