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Jack Layton

John Gilbert "Jack" Layton, PC, MP is a Canadian social democratic politician, who has been the leader of the New Democratic Party since 2003. He previously served on Toronto City Council, also serving at times during that period as acting mayor and deputy mayor of Toronto, Ontario. On June 28, 2004, he was elected Member of Parliament for the constituency of Toronto—Danforth. He is married to fellow MP Olivia Chow.
The son of a Progressive Conservative cabinet minister, Layton was raised in Hudson, Quebec. He rose to prominence in Toronto municipal politics where he was one of the most prominent left-wing voices on city and metro council, and was also a Board member for the Toronto Port Authority. In 1991 he ran for mayor, but lost to June Rowlands. Remaining on council he rose to become head of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. In 2003 he was elected head of the NDP on the first ballot of the convention.
Under his leadership, the NDP considerably increased their support, almost doubling the party's popular vote in the 2004 election, though vote splitting with the Liberals limited their gain in seats. Layton's NDP held balance of power in Paul Martin's ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Trudeau Liberals gain momentum with new seat in Canada House
2014-07-01
The NDP had leapfrogged the Liberals in the 2011 election to become the official opposition under popular leader Jack Layton. But he died soon afterwards and successor Thomas Mulcair has struggled to match his popularity. That has proved particularly ...
(Reuters)
  1. Liberals win in two key Toronto ridings, outperform in oilsands country
  2. Byelections show Liberals have the momentum
  3. NewsAlert: Liberals win in Trinity-Spadina

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Liberals have early momentum in Monday byelections
2014-07-01
Chow, the widow of former NDP leader Jack Layton, resigned her seat in the House of Commons to run for mayor of Toronto. Though she and Cressy are close friends, she had avoided explicitly endorsing any candidate. Thirty minutes after the polls had ...
(Toronto Sun)

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    Toronto, Alberta byelections test extent of Liberal comeback under Trudeau
    2014-06-29
    The most crucial test Monday will likely be in Trinity-Spadina, where the Liberals are going all-out to steal a seat held by the NDP since 2006 by Olivia Chow, the widow of beloved former party leader Jack Layton. Chow resigned to run for mayor of Toronto.
    (Calgary Herald)
    1. Stephen Harper's strategy against Justin Trudeau obviously isn't working

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    TRINITY-SPADINA: Byelection candidates speak
    2014-06-26
    With so many Canadians living from paycheque to paycheque, I'm eager to carry on Jack (Layton) and Olivia's (Chow) work on the issue. We haven't had a National Housing Strategy in Canada since the federal Liberals scrapped it. With 1.5 million people ...
    (insideTORONTO.com)

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      High number of advance voters in Trinity-Spadina reflects tight race, voter ...
      2014-06-24
      Mr. Cressy, a party insider and close friend of the family of late NDP leader Jack Layton, traded barbs in a candidates' debate with Mr. Vaughan over Mr. Trudeau's support for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline extension into the U.S., while Mr ...
      (Hill Times (subscription))

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        NDP, Liberal candidates go spar over Keystone pipeline in heated Trinity ...
        2014-06-24
        Mr. Cressy is a longtime NDP supporter and is close to the Layton-Chow family. He served as best man in the wedding of Mike Layton, son of the late Jack Layton, and Mr. Layton did the same for him. Joining Mr. Cressy and Mr. Vaughan in the two-hour ...
        (National Post)

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          Young Liberals lending support out west
          2014-06-22
          “We expect a lot who voted NDP will be voting Liberal.” The riding was previously held by Chow, who is well-known as a former Toronto city councillor and the widow of former NDP leader Jack Layton. Chow resigned from the seat in March to run in Toronto ...
          (The Guardian Charlottetown)
          1. Floating voters: How do Ontario election results translate in federal byelections?

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          Floating voters: How do Ontario election results translate in federal byelections?
          2014-06-22
          In pockets of Scarborough, for instance, there are polling districts filled with voters who backed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in the 2010 municipal election and then turned right around and voted for NDP leader Jack Layton's party in 2011. The riding of ...
          (Toronto Star)

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            Top 10 Canadian heroes list includes Pierre Trudeau, Jack Layton
            2014-06-15
            The list, compiled from online consultations in the run-up to Canada's 150th birthday in 2017, includes Pierre Trudeau, Jack Layton, David Suzuki and Lester B. Pearson. SPECIAL REPORT: the life and death of Jack Layton · CHRIS HADFIELD: from test pilot ...
            (CBC.ca)
            1. Canadian Heroes Poll Shows Our Top 10 Favourite People, But Not The ...

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