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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

Canadian NDP set to select successor in Jack Layton's riding

Toronto - New Democratic Party members are scheduled to nominate the individual to succeed former party leader Jack Layton in his Toronto-Danforth riding. There are five candidates to vote for during Monday evening's meeting.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Manitoba MP Niki Ashton becomes latest to seek NDP leadership

Montreal - Manitoba MP Niki Ashton is the latest contender in the campaign to replace the late Jack Layton for leadership of the federal New Democratic Party.
In the Media by Andrew Reeves - 1 comment

Zhong Hua Men Archway ceremony took place in Toronto this evening

Toronto - During a down pour this evening two commemorative plaques that honour those who helped create the Toronto's Zhong Hua Men Archway were presented at 573 Gerrard Street East.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 5 comments

Olivia Chow, widow of Jack Layton, will not run for lead of NDP

When Jack Layton died August 22 some wondered if his widow Olivia Chow would carry on the torch as NDP leader. Chow is putting that question to rest with the answer no, it's not a role she will take on.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: Canada — Rae in the right about NDP, Liberal merger

Canada's Liberals and New Democrats share a lot: their opposition of the Harper-led Conservatives, their lack of clear leadership heading into the next election, and according to former Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, several key values.
In the Media by Justin Crann - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Eat your heart out, Harper

Ottawa - Last week when Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper broke from traditional parliamentary protocol and extended his hand to offer up a state funeral for Jack Layton, he may as well have handed over the keys to 24 Sussex Drive.
In the Media by Jeromie Williams - 11 comments

In Photos: Canadian NDP Leader Jack Layton's procession, funeral Special

Toronto - Thousands of Canadians paid their final respects Saturday during New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton's procession and state funeral. Officials and Toronto's citizenry came to Roy Thomson Hall to bid a final farewell to Layton.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Jack Layton's last ride from Toronto City Hall

Toronto - Jack Layton was honoured with love and devotion as millions watched his final ride. The streets were lined as his casket traveled to his life ceremony. The ceremony of his life was inspiring, honouring a man that will be loved always.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 6 comments

Love and Grief for Canada's Jack Layton Special

Toronto - A universal outpouring of love and grief is expressed in many different ways, in different languages at Nathan Phillips Square where Jack Layton would lie in repose the next two days.
Digital Journal Report by Romeo Marquez

Hundreds still coming to Toronto City Hall to honour Jack Layton Special

Toronto - Since the death of Canadian New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton, hundreds of thousands across the country have paid their respects to the Official Opposition Leader. In Toronto, hundreds are still honouring and remembering Layton at City Hall.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran

Op-Ed: Canada — Next NDP leader has big shoes to fill

When Jack Layton assumed leadership of the New Democratic Party in January 2003, the party was in shambles. With only 13 seats to its credit, little was expected of the NDP, and it's somewhat doubtful anyone could have foreseen its success.
In the Media by Andrew Ardizzi

The CNE pays tribute to Jack Layton with memorial wall Special

Today visitors at Toronto's Canadian National Expo walked up a ramp in order to write a message of sympathy for NDP leader Jack Layton, who died this week.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Torontonians mourn Jack Layton Special

Toronto - The leader of the NDP, Jack Layton died Monday in Toronto. His death was meant with shock by many of Torontorians who had hoped that he would win his battle with cancer.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Canadian political leader Jack Layton, 1950-2011

"Your support and well wishes are so appreciated. Thank you. I will fight this – and beat it," wrote NDP leader Jack Layton on Facebook. Sadly the cancer he so bravely fought claimed Jack Layton Monday in the middle of the night. He was just 61.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 5 comments

Canadian NDP Leader Jack Layton dies after battle with cancer

Toronto - Canadian New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton, 61, died Monday morning after battling with cancer. The news comes after Layton won his biggest political achievement of becoming the official Opposition in Canadian Parliament.
In the Media by Chris Hogg - 10 comments

Op-Ed: Canada's Layton leaves big shoes to fill

Once Jack Layton is properly feted and supporters and respect-filled rivals, alike, get to wish him well in his second cancer battle, the New Democratic Party will soon embark on the biggest political challenge in party history.
In the Media by Ben Fisher

NDP leader Jack Layton temporarily steps down to treat cancer

Toronto - Jack Layton, leader of Canada's federal NDP Party, has stepped down temporarily due to a new cancer that was diagnosed last week. Layton was hospitalized last week at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 6 comments

Agreement reached with Air Canada workers

The deal includes wage increases, said Canadian Auto Workers President Ken Lewenza. The Air Canada workers are satisfied with the collective agreement, he said. The pension process for new hires will be advocated for in the future.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Canadian Parliament returns in June, PM chooses cabinet this week

Ottawa - After winning a majority government earlier this month, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper officially announced the return of Members of Parliament. The 41st Parliament will come back to Ottawa on June 2.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Will Canada's Liberals, New Democrats merge into one party?

Toronto - After Michael Ignatieff's Liberal Party of Canada took a severe beating in last week's federal election, there have been talks of a "progressive" merger between the Liberals and the New Democratic Party. But NDP Leader Jack Layton is not interested.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 4 comments
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The flag is at half mast as Toronto mourns NDP leader Jack Layton. Layton died Monday.
The flag is at half mast as Toronto mourns NDP leader Jack Layton. Layton died Monday.
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Memorial for NDP Leader Jack Layton at Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
Memorial for NDP Leader Jack Layton at Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
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From left to right: Peggy Nash, NDP federal candidate, NDP leader Jack Layton, NDP Member of Parliament Olivia Chow and NDP candidate Andrew Cash.
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) and NDP leader Jack Layton.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) and NDP leader Jack Layton.
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NDP leader Jack Layton seen here during the 2011 federal election campaign. Layton died Aug. 22 afte...
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NDP leader Jack Layton seen here during the 2011 federal election campaign. Layton died Aug. 22 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
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Armi De Francia  a student at McGill University in Montreal  finishes up her message scrawled on the...
Armi De Francia, a student at McGill University in Montreal, finishes up her message scrawled on the ground near the main entrance to City Hall.
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Visitors at Toronto s CNE give a message of sympathy to NDP leader Jack Layton who died Monday.
Visitors at Toronto's CNE give a message of sympathy to NDP leader Jack Layton who died Monday.
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Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square a year after his death
Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square a year after his death
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Memorial for NDP Leader Jack Layton at Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
Memorial for NDP Leader Jack Layton at Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
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Former New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton.
Former New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton.
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Torontorian remembers Jack Layton
Torontorian remembers Jack Layton
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Memory book for Jack Layton at Harbourfront Community Centre.
Memory book for Jack Layton at Harbourfront Community Centre.
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The range of emotions at the death of Jack Layton is perhaps best encapsulated in these words scribb...
The range of emotions at the death of Jack Layton is perhaps best encapsulated in these words scribbled on the cement wall in City Hall.
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Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff looking at a Queen s Park stone that his father laid down.
Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff looking at a Queen's Park stone that his father laid down.
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Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square a year after his death
Remembering Jack Layton at Nathan Phillips Square a year after his death
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