Less than a year after his untimely death, the cameras have already started rolling on a made-for-TV Jack Layton biopic titled
For broadcast journalists, covering a party convention is the ultimate challenge. Adrenaline surges. Competition is fierce. Reputations are made and lost. At the NDP convention this weekend Mansbridge covered politics. And relished it. And chewed it up and spat it out.
UPDATE: MPs kicked off ‘Movember’ with a customary dragging of MP Peter Stoffer into the foyer and the shaving off of his
Jack Layton’s widow Olivia Chow refuses to disclose the type of cancer that killed her husband, suggesting it would dash
A lot has been said about the kind of grief Canadians have been showing for Jack Layton. Is it contrived? Why such public spectacles? Is it a true outpouring of emotion? For some it seemed clear they wanted their 15 minutes of fame and would grieve publicly and put on a performance for the cameras.
More and more, Canadian politics are about personality and who is the face of the party. I worry about the NDP now that such a strong and sharply defined leader is gone.
In remembrance of Jack Layton, here is a collection of videos of the NDP leader taken over his career, including the "Hip
After Jack Layton's death was announced on the morning of August 22, cities across the country made plans to remember him