Jack Layton Funeral

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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...

NDP Sees Surge After Layton Death: Poll

OTTAWA - Jack Layton's untimely death has triggered another orange wave across the country, a new poll suggests.The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey pegs support for Layton's NDP at 33 per cent — t...
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Politics of Generosity

I guess there are those out there who dismiss all that Jack Layton stood for as pie-in-the-sky fantasy, naïve, granola-crunchy utopianism. For them, inclusiveness, generosity, equality, justice, fairness and respect are all either not achievable or desirable.

A Belated Note From Jack Layton's Mourning Chaff

I suppose crying over Jack's death makes me a member of what Christie Blatchford called "the mourning chaff;" those who make a spectacle out of a death they weren't affected by. I dislike this idea of a mourning hierarchy. This isn't a game of Who's the Saddest. This idea undermines how he affected Canadians.

Coming This Fall: The Book Of Jack

TORONTO - After mourning his death just days ago, Canadians can now look forward to reading at length about Jack Layton and the issues he cared about.Random House of Canada says it is publishing an e-...

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.