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Feature Film Jack

The biopic Jack recounts Layton’s relationship with MP and wife Olivia Chow, his early days in Toronto municipal politics and his emergence onto the national stage — leading to the NDP's impressive federal election campaign in 2011 and his death from cancer just weeks later. A large part of the film centres in on Layton's personal life and his relationship ...
  • 2013
  • 01:28:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

News in Review - May 2012 The NDP Chooses a New Leader

In the last election the New Democratic Party won enough votes to become the official opposition in Parliament. But only three months later its leader, Jack Layton, died of cancer and a race began to succeed him. In this News in Review story we look at that race and how Thomas Mulcair became the NDP's new leader.
  • 2012
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2012

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News in Review - October 2011 The Life and Death of Jack Layton

On August 22 Jack Layton, the leader of the New Democratic Party, died of cancer at his home in Toronto. His death shocked many Canadians and left his party rudderless just three months after it became the Official Opposition. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the life and death of Jack Layton and what it could mean ...
  • 2011
  • 00:15:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2011

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News in Review - February 2003 A New Leader for the NDP

This January the federal NDP chose Jack Layton as its new party leader. Layton has taken on a tough job; in the last election the NDP received its lowest popular vote ever, and so more than ever the survival of the party is at stake. News in Review takes a look at Layton’s road to victory and examines the NDP’s ...
  • 2003
  • 00:15:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2003

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