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Torontonians Remember Jack Layton, Five Years Later

3 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Public memorial celebrates the late politician's work, both locally and federally. Around 8 p.m. on Monday evening—the shade growing across leafy Riverdale Park West—a slow procession made its way across Winchester Street towards the Toronto Necropolis, Jack Layton’s final resting place. Show More Summary

Dayton's 'Death Lane': Layton Hines & 'Jack the Strangler'

The victim, Anna Markowitz The following information was published nationwide during August 1970. It's not a paranormal related post...but it does offer glimpses into crime & justice at the turn of the 20th century. Unfortunately, much...Show More Summary

‘I’m a Laytonist': In the shadow of the late NDP leader

Jack Layton's old campaign signs are popping back up. His words are being printed on T-shirts. Why the late NDP leader still resonates this election campaign The post ‘I’m a Laytonist': In the shadow of the late NDP leader appeared first on Macleans.ca.

“Harbour Landing” Wins Ferry Terminal Design Competition

Design features an extended green roof and undulating wood structure, but the City will have to find funding. An independent jury chose the Harbour Landing proposal as the winner of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal design competition.Show More Summary

Sightings: March 2015

Chris Troy, Jack Curtin, Joey Guevara, Robbie Brockel, Ben Gore, Johnny Layton, and more. The post Sightings: March 2015 appeared first on Transworld Skateboarding.

A Look at the Shortlisted Ferry Terminal Proposals

From a whimsical geyser to a hobbit-like green roof, the five shortlisted re-designs for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal hope to transform one of the most used public spaces on the waterfront. Plans for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Waterfront Toronto’s latest design challenge subject, include everything from winter ice caves to elevated walkways. Show More Summary

An Early Peek at the Design Proposals for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal

Five design teams are in competition to revamp one of the jewels of summertime Toronto. With March’s early spring thaw giving Toronto its annual peep-show treatment, the time has come to think about waterfront activities like scarfing down soft-serve, or the annual trip to ride the Scrambler. Show More Summary

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

2 years agoHumor : 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?

2 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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 — [...]

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