New Democratic Party leader Layton stands to speak in the House of Commons in Ottawa

 
New Democratic Party leader Layton stands to speak in the House of Commons in Ottawa
New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton stands to speak in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa November 2, 2005. A major government corruption scandal has damaged the chances of the Liberals winning a majority in an election set for next year, but they should not be completely written off, commentators said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Chris Wattie