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Andrea Horwath pulls a "Jack Layton", but this time progressives will flock to Kathleen Wynne's Liberals to stop Conservatives...

I think Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath has made a major mistake inforcing an Ontario election for June. Apparently, NDP insiders think the time is rightto scoop up disaffected Liberal supporters and replace the Grits as the dominant party on the centre-left. Show More Summary

This Day in Blogging History: Why majority supports gay marriage; 3D printing with maltodextrin; Jack Layton endorses P2P

4 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

One year ago today Why the majority of people now favor marriage equality: The most common response involved coming into contact with someone that they learned was homosexual.

Campaign Fact Check: Did Jack Layton and Olivia Chow Live in Subsidized Housing?

5 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The answer is yes—but it's complicated. After much deliberation, Trinity-Spadina MP Olivia Chow has resigned from her federal seat and is launching her campaign to become mayor of Toronto. However, mere moments after she declared her...Show More Summary

Tick Diddy Kong off your list of Super Smash Bros. returnees

One day a Super Smash Bros. reveal will be for another totally-new-to-the-series, super cool character like, I dunno, Professor Layton, Lara Croft, Rayman, or Jack Bauer. But today, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is out, and - gasp - Nintendo...

10 Hate is Better than Love By-Election Moments

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

What would Jack Layton say about Linda McQuaig’s push for a two-person debate?

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

Artist Robert Bateman – Outlives Jack Layton and Sheela Basrur – ‘I am Canadian and I am polluted’ – Env Defense Project FAILURE

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/02/04/artist-robert-bateman-outlives-jack-layton-and-sheila-basrur-i-am-canadian-and-i-am-polluted-environmental-defense-project-failure/ Artist Robert Bateman – Outlives Jack Layton and Sheela BasrurShow More Summary

In Tuesday’s Sun: McGuinty, ten years later

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 [...]

Late NDP Leader Jack Layton Honoured With a Statue

11 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

Newsstand: August 22, 2013

11 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

In Sunday’s Sun: wherein I say nice things about the NDP icon

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 — [...]

Movie review: Jack

The life of Jack Layton formatted for the television screen

Jack Layton Way Opens

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

Weekend Planner: February 23–24, 2013

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

This is the week that was

Rob Anders tried to implicate Thomas Mulcair in Jack Layton’s death. Mr. Anders apologized....

Chow for mayor?

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 [...]

More on Layton and the NDP

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 [...]

In Sunday’s Sun: in Jack’s name

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 [...]

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