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Olivia Chow

Olivia Chow to speak in Vancouver about life, loss, faith and art

"In Chinese languages there is no past or future tense, just a sort of infinite tense. Jack is now part of that infinite tense. But I live in the present tense.”

Olivia Chow coming to Vancouver to talk about new memoir

Olivia Chow—Member of Parliament, seasoned politician and widow of former New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton—has added published author to her list of accomplishments. Chow has written a memoir...

The Man Behind The Mustache: Rick Roberts on playing Jack Layton

Jack Layton and Olivia Chow really lived what they believed, says actor Rick Roberts.

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...

Layton's funeral takes on feel of political rally with cry for social democracy

Colleague Stephen Lewis brings mourners to their feet with reminder of Layton's focus in life.

Christie Blatchford column on Layton's death sparks angry response

A column published by National Post writer Christie Blatchford is generating heated on and offline discussion for what many believe to be its insensitive and opportunistic response to Jack...

Layton's body to lie in state on Parliament Hill, funeral in Toronto

Books of condolence opened in party constituency offices across Canada.

Libby Davies on Jack Layton's passing

It’s with great sadness and grief that we mourn the loss of Jack Layton. Thank you for the many messages expressing your feelings and sense of loss. I have known Jack for many, many years, going...

Statement from Mayor Robertson on Jack Layton

The passing of Jack Layton is a tremendous loss for our country and my deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones.  Jack was a fighter who dedicated his life to public service and...

Jack Layton's final letter to Canadians

"Let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world."