Jack Layton Dead


Mulcair Pays Tribute To Layton

BRAMPTON, Ont. - There was more laughter than tears as NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and Toronto MP Olivia Chow joined New Democrats on Saturday to reflect on Jack Layton, ahead of the one year anniversar...

Solidarity -- From Lech to Jack

My support of the NDP reflects my sentiment for what I grew up with: a pro-democratic movement that began in 1980 and managed to topple communism in 1989. I come from the country that had its own Jack, complete with defiant moustache and charisma.

For Many, Losing Jack Meant Losing Hope

TORONTO - Optimism may indeed be better than despair, but if the last week is any indication, Canadians have been finding it exceedingly hard to come by.Jack Layton's death Monday at the age of 61 was...

Farewell, Jack

TORONTO - A state funeral for former NDP leader Jack Layton took on the verve of a political rally Saturday, as another former party leader called Layton's final public letter a "manifesto for social...

Niagara Falls Going Orange For Jack

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Niagara Falls will join the CN Tower in going orange in honour of Jack Layton.Tony Baldinelli of the Niagara Parks Commission says they received phone calls and emails requesting...

Ottawa Pays Tribute To Layton

Nearly 7,000 people lined up for hours on Parliament Hill Wednesday under dark clouds and light rain to pay their respect to the man they knew as Jack. NDP leader Jack Layton's flag draped casket ar...

Jack Layton: Fighting the Good Fight

Unlike some politicians who switch parties like some people change their clothes, Jack remained in the NDP knowing that it would be an uphill battle to gain any significant political clout. He watched as other prime ministers came and went, but never stopped believing in his cause.

Olivia Chow Comforts Mourners

Jack Layton's wife, Olivia Chow, stood by his casket for hours Wednesday, comforting friends and fellow members of the New Democratic Party who passed by to mourn the late NDP leader. Once Canadian di...

Layton's Funeral Details Released

The body of NDP Leader Jack Layton will lie in state in Ottawa and Toronto before his state funeral Saturday. The lying-in-state will be at the House of Commons foyer in Ottawa and will be open to the...

Thanks Jack

My fondest memory of Jack Layton was back in December 2009. I had just been arrested inside the House of Commons for occupying a meeting of the House Environment Committee. As we were escorted from the hill, we walked past the late NDP leader who snuck us a thumbs up and mouthed "thanks."

Jack Layton's Letter To Canadians

Jack Layton's family released a letter he wrote to all Canadians in the event of his death. He died Monday. Click here for live updates, an obituary and complete coverage. Here's the letter Layton lef...

Remembering Jack Layton

Canadians from coast to coast could admire Jack Layton's attempts to turn down the volume in the House of Commons and we were encouraged by his efforts to get the various parties working together. We admired his discipline and courage during the campaign as he waved his walking stick in the face of his pain

Jack Layton: A True Canadian Leader

Very few people could have managed to go out and campaign so soon after having hip surgery, cane in tow. Fewer still could have managed a brave visage and a voice full of determination when announcing the return of a new cancer. And only one could have managed to do all that with a smile on his face.