But a $550-a-plate fundraising dinner slated for Monday night in Sudbury has garnered criticism from local unions and the NDP, as about 3,000 workers with Vale Inco enter their seventh week on the picket lines with no negotiations between the company and the union.
Some workers along the picket line described the dinner as a "slap in the face" and said they planned to protest outside the event.
Sudbury NDP MP Glenn Thibeault also plans to hold a dinner of his own, serving spaghetti and salad at $5.50 a plate to support miners who find themselves without a job.
"My whole meal … is going to cost about $550 to feed about 150 to 200 people, so there's a big difference here," he said.
Uh huh. Now, tell me Mr. Layton, about those "fundamental differences" that keep you from "supporting" the Harper government? You seem to be doing an awfully good job of telling your people to ignore the malfeasance of the Conservative GOVERNMENT while paying attention to the Liberals.
It's pretty amazing how regularly we are hearing things out of the NDP that sound suspiciously like Conservative-generated talking points.