Jack Layton Death

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Thank You Jack Layton, For Changing My World

Jack Layton was a die-hard Trekkie, and had his own custom-made Trekkie uniform that he wore at conventions. He was a musician, and loved to gather his friends and colleagues, singing songs from the 1960s. He would encourage everyone to sing, even if you didn't know the words. He wore funky glasses and blue jeans. He kept his hair long.
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LOOK: Layton Statue Unveiled

TORONTO - Family members gathering to pay tribute to Jack Layton's life and legacy say that a bronze statue unveiled Thursday on the Toronto waterfront brought back "a flood of joyous memories."The li...
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Cost Of Layton's Funeral Revealed

OTTAWA - Last year's state funeral for Jack Layton came with a sizable price tag, newly released figures show.The late NDP leader's final farewell last summer cost taxpayers $368,326 — more than the t...
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Media Bites: "Saint Jack" and Naughty Prince Harry

Hardly a parade of Pravda puff pieces, much of the ink spilled during the recent flurry of Layton retrospectives has actually been fairly critical, skeptical, or at least measured in honestly assessing Jack's pros and cons. And if you thought the Canadian press' obsession with royalty was winding down just because we've gone -- what? -- six weeks without a royal visit, guess again! Several of Canada's leading papers felt inexplicably obligated to devote many inches of concerned columnspace to Prince Harry playing a particularly rousing game of, ah, Vegas hold-em.
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'Jack Would Have Loved This'

In the world of Canadian politics, he was known as the man who led his party to historic wins during the last federal election, but to the hundreds who gathered to honour him a year after he died, he...
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His Death 'Touched A Lot Of People'

Olivia Chow, dirt in her fingernails after planting flowers around Jack Layton's gravestone last week, is drawing strength from Canadians as the anniversary of her husband's death approaches. Wednesd...