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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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Jack Layton s coffin being carried into Roy Thomson Hall.
Jack Layton's coffin being carried into Roy Thomson Hall.
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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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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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From left to right: Peggy Nash  NDP federal candidate  NDP leader Jack Layton  NDP Member of Parliam...
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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New Democrat Leader Jack Layton
New Democrat Leader Jack Layton
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Jack Layton s procession along University Avenue.
Jack Layton's procession along University Avenue.
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Jack Layton s last ride.
Jack Layton's last ride.
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Jack Layton s procession along University Avenue.
Jack Layton's procession along University Avenue.
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A political message written on the ground of Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
A political message written on the ground of Toronto Nathan Phillips Square/City Hall.
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Jack Layton s last ride.
Jack Layton's last ride.
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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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New Democrat Leader Jack Layton
New Democrat Leader Jack Layton
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Canadian flag lowered at half mast at Toronto City Hall in the wake of NDP Leader Jack Layton s deat...
Canadian flag lowered at half mast at Toronto City Hall in the wake of NDP Leader Jack Layton's death.
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NDP Member of Parliament and wife of Jack Layton  Olivia Chow  leading the procession.
NDP Member of Parliament and wife of Jack Layton, Olivia Chow, leading the procession.
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Ghost Bike For Jack Layton
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City Councillor Mike Layton.
City Councillor Mike Layton.
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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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