As Liberal Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier said in 1918, love is better than hate. And as NDP leader Jack Layton very similarly wrote in his farwell letter nearly a century later, love is better than anger.But is it always? Here are...Show More Summary
Four federal by-elections have been called for Nov. 25 th, including in Toronto Centre. While a new poll shows the Liberals comfortably ahead, I think it’s going to be a real battle. And so does NDP candidate Linda McQuaig, judging by...Show More Summary
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Ten years ago, the world was an entirely different place, with some political wins and some political losses. In January, 2003, Jack Layton succeeded Alexa McDonough to become leader of the New Democratic Party. In April, Jean Charest’s Liberals defeated the Parti Quebecois in an election. In June, Bernard Lord’s Conservatives were re-elected in New [...]
A bronze statue of Jack Layton was unveiled this afternoon in front of the newly renamed Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. Eariler today, on the two-year anniversary of New Democrat leader Jack Layton’s death, the late politician got his first permanent, public memorial. Show More Summary
If you're sick of hearing the word cronut, or just, y'know, sick ('cause you ate a cronut), here's some news that's got nothing to do with it: Ford asks Torontonians how Holyday's now vacant seat should be filled, a Jack Layton statue...Show More Summary
The late NDP leader's last words live on
But it actually should have been a more political project
Now, before you get all mad at me for having the gall to say nice things about the Jack Layton movie in these pages of all places, I respectfully suggest you get mad at Charles Adler first. After all, I merely LIKED Jack. Adler — the prairie arch-conservative and slayer of all things socialistic — [...]
The life of Jack Layton formatted for the television screen
The late NDP leader now has a street named after him, in his former riding. With a bright orange scarf tied around her neck on a blustery Sunday afternoon, Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth) led a crowd of over 100 supporters at Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street in a chant that would become the theme of the hour. Show More Summary
This weekend: check out a Tibetan food festival, Jack Layton Way opens, watch the Oscars at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, and more. ART: If you’re a fan of dystopian sci-fi (like 1984 or Brave New World), this may be for you. DystopiasShow More Summary
Rob Anders tried to implicate Thomas Mulcair in Jack Layton’s death. Mr. Anders apologized....
She’s no longer doing a Sherman: “…on Wednesday the Opposition transportation critic, former councillor and widow of former NDP leader Jack Layton acknowledged that Torontonians are begging her to run against the arch-conservative, gaffe-prone Ford. “I’m still very focused on representing folks in Trinity-Spadina and getting a national city agenda, so we could get more [...]
Rabson’s more diplomatic than I was, and she makes a point I didn’t: the NDP isn’t entirely to blame for attempting to capitalize on Jack Layton’s passing. The media, says this media personage, is to blame, too. Either way, I haven’t changed my view: some within the NDP have shamelessly and cynically exploited that man’s [...]
Jack Layton was a great fellow. He was kindly, he was successful, he had a keen mind. He was much loved by his supporters and much admired by his political adversaries. That much we know. It’s not possible to know what he thinks about things that happened after he died, however. For example, it’s impossible [...]
Gerald Caplan considers the late NDP leader’s legacy. It seems to me that Jack...
Colin Horgan considers Jack Layton’s last words a year after they were written. Yeah,...
On Wednesday evening, Torontonians gathered to celebrate the legacy of Jack Layton, and also to meet his challenge. Compared with a year ago, Wednesday’s assembly at Nathan Phillips Square to mark the anniversary of Jack Layton’s passing seemed almost celebratory, as if the man had never left us. Show More Summary
The CBC has uploaded video of Jack Layton on the National in 1985. Laura...