Posted: August 24, 2011
Farewell to Jack Layton, 1950-2011
With acknowledgements to UFCW
FROM GRAD STUDENT TO OPPOSITION LEADER by Mel Watkins
Longtime colleague and friend recalls Jack Layton's strong points.
JACK OF HEARTS WAS NDP'S ACE by Adil Sayeed
Statistically, chance of 2011 NDP vote increase was about one in 10,000.
A LETTER TO CANADIANS
from Jack Layton
NUCLEAR ABOLITION by Angela Bischoff
Hiroshima Day address looks at inextricable links between peaceful and military atom.
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JACK LAYTON LEFT A GIFT FOR CANADIANS by Ish Theilheimer
Remarkable leader had a zeal for getting things done, not just winning: Ed Broadbent.
FISHY MUZZLING BY PCO by David Suzuki
Science must be free from political interference.
ROYAL COLONIAL NONSENSE by Geoffrey Stevens
Harperites obeying the dictates of an "invisible majority".
THE PROOF IS IN THE PLANNING
Some kinds of energy-saving matter more than others.
Rant and Roar
JUMPING THE QUEUE FOR HEALTH CARE by Gillian Steward
RCMP's investigation looked in wrong places: critics.
SOCIAL JUSTICE WAS LAYTON'S FOUNDATION by Bill Tieleman
Federal NDP leader's departure is a tragedy for the nation.
FRIDAY NIGHT WEASELS by Inside Queen's Park
Timing of announcements, departures, significant.
GIVING AWAY THE ENERGY STORE by Janice Harvey
New National Energy Policy is an energy export strategy.
KURDISH WRITER ON GILLER SHORT LIST by Mehdi Rizvi
Ava Homa brings a fearless and friendly voice to tales from Iran.
CITY COUNCIL BY FACEBOOK by Stephen Kimber
Quality of online discussion surpasses most Council debates.
NB MINIMUM WAGE STALLED by Jody Dallaire
Workers told to continue to subsidize employers until next April.
One native life
BORNE AGAIN INDIAN by Richard Wagamese
Ceremonies carry me back to a heritage I never knew.
MARKET MELTDOWN THREATENS PENSIONS by Ken Georgetti
Only the Canada Pension Plan can protect workers from stock market volatility.
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INEQUALITY IS BAD FOR BUSINESS by Armine Yalnizyan
Equitable wealth-sharing leads to more stability and more spending.
US TAX CRACKDOWN HITS CANADIAN RESIDENTS by Roma Luciw
Individuals could be squeezed in search for corporate tax havens.
JAPANESE DOCTORS ALARMED BY RADIATION LEVELS by Dahr Jamail
Children falling ill with diarrhea, nosebleeds and flu-like symptoms.
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RE: LONDON IS BURNING by Ian Weniger
Mind the class distinctions between demonstrations and riots.
JACK LAYTON ON 22 MINUTES from This Hour Has 22 Minutes
More than a good sport, he was funny too.