Jack Layton

Nathan Cullen on Harper, Trudeau and finding his voice

The loss of Nigel Wright as chief of staff has hurt Prime Minister Harper deeply.  “The Prime Minister's loyalty to his inner circle is deep – very deep. That's why the Nigel Wright chief of...

Trudeau leadership campaign marches west

“The Liberal Party did not create Canada, Canada created the Liberal Party.”

Did Pierre Poutine hack NDP vote?

Was a Pierre Poutine-style attack behind the site slow-downs that embarrassed and disrupted the New Democratic Party leadership vote on Saturday? Today, the company running its online...

NDP celebrates Mulcair win, but some activists anxious about party future

As Thomas Mulcair, leader-elect from the New Democratic Party's nail-biting convention this weekend, faced off against the Tories today, he won the praise of fellow party members for...

NDP's Brian Topp on couch-surfing and sandwiches

New Democrats decide on Saturday who will replace Jack Layton as their leader. With the NDP race turning bittersweet this week, VO hits the homestretch with Brian Topp.

NDP leadership debate in Vancouver: live blog

Seven hopefuls to replace late NDP leader Jack Layton square off in Vancouver. The Vancouver Observer reports live from the final debate before the March 24 party vote.

I'm supporting Dewar

I hate leadership contests.   And I really hate this one because it reminds me over and over again of the painful events of last summer.  It reminds me of Jack’s bittersweet victory....

Election cooperation needed for NDP and Canadians: Nathan Cullen

He's been criticized and celebrated – for his opposition to oil sands pipelines and his controversial call for progressives to work together. VO sat down with B.C.'s hopeful to replace Jack Layton.

Jack Layton named Canada's Newsmaker of the Year

Editors and news directors from across Canada have selected the late, former NDP leader Jack Layton as 2011's Newsmaker of the Year.

Editors, news directors select Jack Layton as 2011's Newsmaker of the Year

  OTTAWA _ John Gilbert Layton wore dozens of different name tags in his decades of public service: activist, guitarist, father and finally, leader of the official Opposition. Most knew the NDP...