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Op-Ed: Olivia's Love — A story of the late leader of the NDP Jack Layton

Toronto - On Canada Day 2011 I was at an annual event that Olivia Chow and Rosario Marchese throw for those in their ward at Toronto's Trinity Bellwoods Park. New citizens are presented and hot dogs are devoured. It's a fun day.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 5 comments

Review: CBC's 'Jack' is an uncritical valentine to the late NDP leader Special

Is it too soon for a TV movie about Jack Layton? Yes – but the reason has nothing to do with sensitivity about the Canadian political leader's relatively recent passing. It's more about balance: nobody's ready for a fully objective depiction yet.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

Rick Roberts recreates the essence of Jack Layton in new CBC bio Special

Toronto - For any actor, playing a real-life celebrity is a tricky job. Especially when it's a well-loved, progressive politician who passed away less than two years ago. Like Canadian NDP leader Jack Layton, who's getting the biopic treatment from CBC.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

Toronto paves way for Jack Layton Way Special

Toronto - The City of Toronto unveiled the Jack Layton Way to honour the former federal NDP leader and Ward 30 councillor who passed away in August 2011. A new saying was also revealed: “The Jack Layton Way.”
Digital Journal Report by Joseph Morris - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Remembering Ontario's Jack Layton, a year after his death Special

Toronto - A year ago Jack Layton passed away. His death brought many in Canada together as we mourned the man loved by so many. Tonight Canadians gathered throughout Canada to remember the man and his vision.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

'The Jack Layton Story' biopic coming to a small screen near you

Winnipeg - In a joint production between the CBC, Pier 21 Films and Eagle Vision Inc., the life of Jack Layton is coming to the small screen. Titled "Smilin’ Jack: The Jack Layton Story" it chronicles the 2011 federal election campaign.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Mayor requests Toronto Island Ferry be renamed after Jack Layton

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will recommend a report to city council next week, which renames the Toronto Island Ferry Terminal to the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, according to a media release from the Mayor's Office.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 3 comments

Canadian NDP MP Pierre Jacob On The Record Special

Ottawa - Pierre Jacob , a newly elected MP for the riding of Brome- Missisquoi in Quebec's Eastern Townships speaks to Digital Journal about the current NDP Leadership Race, fracking, cannabis in Quebec, and more in a 10 question interview.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Mccallum

All eyes on by-election for Jack Layton's Toronto-Danforth riding Special

Toronto - Toronto-Danforth is one of the most widely known federal ridings in the nation, which is due in part to former New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton. Due to his death, a federal by-election was called and now 11 candidates are vying for his seat.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Libertarian Toronto-Danforth candidate talks election, issues Special

Toronto - John Recker, a Libertarian candidate in the Toronto-Danforth federal by-election, wants to offer an alternative to the mainstream Canadian political parties. New to the libertarian philosophy, Recker is promoting a “just and voluntary society.”
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 1 comment
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The necessaries of political sainthood

This past week was the first anniversary of the death of Jack Layton. He died in office as Leader of the Opposition,...
Aug 26, 2012 by Allen Small - 1 comment

A Day in a Life

Layton was equally important as a politician and a humanitarian as Lennon was a musician and spokesman for an entire...
Aug 22, 2011 by Joie Maccarone - 1 comment

Jack Layton’s last letter to Canadians

On August 22, NDP Leader Jack Layton passed away after a long battle with cancer. Before his death, he wrote a letter...
Aug 22, 2011 in  Canadian Politics by Chris Hogg - 3 comments


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