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Farewell to Jack Layton, re-thinking nuclear power, Royal Colonial Nonsense, market meltdown threatens pensions, reckless interventions, inequality is bad for business, and much more...

 

Posted: August 24, 2011

Farewell to Jack Layton, 1950-2011

Farewell to Jack Layton, 1950-2011
With acknowledgements to UFCW

Mel Watkins
FROM GRAD STUDENT TO OPPOSITION LEADER
by Mel Watkins
  Longtime colleague and friend recalls Jack Layton's strong points.
 
 

Adil Sayeed
JACK OF HEARTS WAS NDP'S ACE
by Adil Sayeed
  Statistically, chance of 2011 NDP vote increase was about one in 10,000.
 
 

Jack Layton

A LETTER TO CANADIANS

  from Jack Layton
 
 

Angela Bischoff
NUCLEAR ABOLITION
by Angela Bischoff
  Hiroshima Day address looks at inextricable links between peaceful and military atom.
 
 

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Ish TheilheimerEditorial
JACK LAYTON LEFT A GIFT FOR CANADIANS by Ish Theilheimer
  Remarkable leader had a zeal for getting things done, not just winning: Ed Broadbent.
 

Science matters
David Suzuki

FISHY MUZZLING BY PCO
by David Suzuki
  Science must be free from political interference.
 
 

Geoffrey StevensInsight

ROYAL COLONIAL NONSENSE by Geoffrey Stevens
  Harperites obeying the dictates of an "invisible majority".
 

MeanToons
THE PROOF IS IN THE PLANNING
  Some kinds of energy-saving matter more than others.

Some kinds of energy-saving matter more than others...
Rant and Roar

Gillian StewardCanadian Politics

JUMPING THE QUEUE FOR HEALTH CARE by Gillian Steward
  RCMP's investigation looked in wrong places: critics.
 
 

Bill Tieleman

SOCIAL JUSTICE WAS LAYTON'S FOUNDATION
by Bill Tieleman
  Federal NDP leader's departure is a tragedy for the nation.
 
 

Inside Queen's Park
FRIDAY NIGHT WEASELS
by Inside Queen's Park
  Timing of announcements, departures, significant.
 

Janice Harvey

GIVING AWAY THE ENERGY STORE
by Janice Harvey
  New National Energy Policy is an energy export strategy.
 
 

Mehdi Rizvi

KURDISH WRITER ON GILLER SHORT LIST
by Mehdi Rizvi
  Ava Homa brings a fearless and friendly voice to tales from Iran.
 
 

Stephen Kimber

CITY COUNCIL BY FACEBOOK
by Stephen Kimber
  Quality of online discussion surpasses most Council debates.
 
 

Jody DallaireEquality time

NB MINIMUM WAGE STALLED by Jody Dallaire
  Workers told to continue to subsidize employers until next April.
 
 

The Taylor report

Phil TaylorRECKLESS INTERVENTIONS by Phil Taylor
  Maximilian Forte on the urge to "do something" about Libya and Syria.

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Richard WagameseOne native life

BORNE AGAIN INDIAN by Richard Wagamese
  Ceremonies carry me back to a heritage I never knew.
 

Workplaces
Ken Georgetti
MARKET MELTDOWN THREATENS PENSIONS
by Ken Georgetti
  Only the Canada Pension Plan can protect workers from stock market volatility.
 
 

PICK OF THE WEEK
INDIA'S NEW HERO...
... is named Anna Hazare, and he is leading a Gandhian fight against rampant government corruption. His success could have huge impacts on the global financial, military and demographic outlooks. Follow the action at:
  www.indiaagainstcorruption.org
 

Armine YalnizyanHot headlines

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.

Dahr Jamail
JAPANESE DOCTORS ALARMED BY RADIATION LEVELS
by Dahr Jamail
  Children falling ill with diarrhea, nosebleeds and flu-like symptoms.
 

New Democratic PartyTake action!
CONDOLENCES AND DONATIONS FOR JACK LAYTON from the NDP
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Feedback from our readers
RE: LONDON IS BURNING by Ian Weniger
  Mind the class distinctions between demonstrations and riots.

Humour
JACK LAYTON ON 22 MINUTES from This Hour Has 22 Minutes
  More than a good sport, he was funny too.
 

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