Irish rocker Bono has praised Canadian Prime Minister PAUL MARTIN for showing "real political guts" in the global war on AIDS.

The U2 frontman, an avid AIDS-awareness crusader, is impressed with Canada's changes to proposed legislation which would speed cut-rate drugs to developing countries.

He says in a statement, "This kind of thing keeps Canada in the lead. This is a real breakthrough and shows real political guts from Paul Martin."

Bono has urged Martin to follow through on efforts by his predecessor, JEAN CHRETIEN, to get drugs to countries that couldn't otherwise afford them.

21/04/2004 21:10