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The Urban Legacy of Jack Layton

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 04:16 AM
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by Michael Dudley last modified Aug 26, 2011

On Monday, August 22nd, the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party, Jack Layton, succumbed to cancer and passed away, mere months after leading his left-leaning party to unprecedented electoral success as the official opposition to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives. Since then, the public expressions of loss, and the celebration of his life, have been extraordinary: impromptu memorials have sprung up in cities across Canada, especially in Toronto where he sat as a city councilor for almost 20 years before moving to federal politics. read more






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