Remembering Jack

  • Remembering Jack

We all miss our friend and leader Jack. While we feel the giant void that he left, we have to continue the work that he started to build the Canada of our dreams. We are the Layton legacy. Let us draw strength from shared experience and the various ways in which Canadians are honouring this great citizen of our country – and continue on the path that Jack has showed us.


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Jack was a tireless advocate for social justice. A new summer school program started by Ryerson will continue his work by giving youth the chance to get involved. Read the Toronto Star article on the plans.

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Jack Layton had deep roots in Toronto-Danforth, the riding that he represented in Parliament. Now an oak tree planted in his honour will symbolize the continuation of Jack’s legacy as it grows, as the community will continue to grow.

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By choosing to remember and memorialize Jack Layton, Canadians commemorate more than a politician but values like civility, inclusiveness and ultimately an improved country. Read the whole opinion piece in the Hill Times on Jack and Canada’s collective memory.

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A tandem bike stood at the beginning of Olivia Chow’s and Jack Layton’s marriage as a mutual gift to each other. And now the symbolic tandem bike is back on the waterfront in the form of a life-sized memorial of Layton. City News reports.

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Late opposition leader, former city councillor honoured with memorial and official naming of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.

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Don’t miss the unveiling of the life-sized Layton memorial “Jack’s Got Your Back” and naming of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.

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WoodGreen Community Services honours the late NDP leader, Jack Layton

WoodGreen Community Services recently honoured the late NDP leader by renaming the seniors housing building at 1070 Queen St. E. “Jack Layton Seniors Housing.” A fitting tribute to the life-long affordable housing advocate.

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Like Jack, terminally ill patients should be able to spend their last days with their loved ones – with proper palliative care. As a society, we need to do more. Read Olivia’s at the Saskatchewan Palliative Care Conference.

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We are all special and unique; we can all contribute and achieve. That’s the powerful message of the Special Olympics. Olivia recently thanked all Toronto volunteers and coaches for their outstanding work of empowering athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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Touching Jack Layton biopic on CBC attracts Canadians across the country. Missed the premiere? Watch it online.

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JACK is a touching movie that tells Jack Layton’s story of love, hope and optimism. Olivia Chow and the Layton family attended the Toronto pre-screening of the CBC movie.

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The Toronto Star writes about the upcoming CBC drama JACK, the story of Jack Layton and Olivia Chow. The film will air on Sunday, March 10 at 8 p.m.

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Don’t miss the inspiring Jack Layton biography. The film premieres on Sunday on CBC TV at 8 p.m.

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New Jack Layton Way in Toronto-Danforth connects community to new Bridgepoint health centre. The Beach Riverdale Mirror reports on the opening ceremony.

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On Sunday, February 24, join Olivia, City Councillor Paula Fletcher and the local community for the opening of the Jack Layton Way in Toronto-Danforth.

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