Jack Layton Articles

Jack Layton Biopic to Premiere March 10

Jack Layton Biopic to Premiere March 10

The biopic of late NDP leader Jack Layton will premiere on Sunday, March 10. CBC set the debut date for the made-for-TV film earlier this week, which chronicles the life of Layton as he runs a historic election campaign while battling cancer. "JACK" stars veteran...

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Local Extras Needed for Jack Layton Biopic

Local Extras Needed for Jack Layton Biopic

Volunteer extras are being sought for the production of "Smilin’ Jack: The Jack Layton Story." The biopic chronicling the life of the late NDP leader began production in Winnipeg last week. The movie is looking for hundreds of extras to help recreate Jack Layton’s...

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Production of Jack Layton Biopic Underway in City

Production of Jack Layton Biopic Underway in City

The made-for-TV movie chronicling the life of late NDP leader Jack Layton has started production in Winnipeg. Layton is being played by Canadian actor Rick Roberts in "Smilin’ Jack: The Jack Layton Story." "Jack Layton was an incredible athlete, and I like to lie on...

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Jack Layton Biopic to Be Shot in Winnipeg

Jack Layton Biopic to Be Shot in Winnipeg

A biopic looking at the life of late NDP leader Jack Layton will soon begin shooting in Winnipeg. Locally-based Eagle Vision is producing the movie and will start production in and around the city in August. The aboriginal-owned company has previously produced "Walk...

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Knox United to Hold Memorial for Jack Layton

Winnipeg's Knox United Church will simulcast NDP leader Jack Layton's memorial service on Saturday at 1 p.m. Prior to the service, Health Minister Theresa Oswald will speak during an informal gathering to celebrate Layton's life. Local musicians, members of the...

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NDP Leader Jack Layton, 61, Dies

UPDATE: Read Jack Layton's letter to Canadians, written on August 20. (PDF, 123 KB) NDP leader Jack Layton died Monday, just weeks after taking a leave from the reigns of his party to battle a new form of cancer. Layton's wife, Olivia Chow, and children Sarah and...

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Canadians Finally Give Harper Majority Government

Canadians handed Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservatives a majority government Monday. After leading the pack the entire night, with the NDP trailing in second place, the Conservatives won 167 seats across the country. Jack Layton and the NDP will sit...

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Twitter’s Reaction to Jack Layton / Bawdy House Story

On Friday, the recently-launched Sun News Network reported a story surrounding NDP leader Jack Layton and a series of events that took place in 1996. To quickly summarize, Layton was found to be naked on a massage table in a suspected bawdy house in Toronto's...

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Layton Campaigns at NDP Rally in Winnipeg

NDP leader Jack Layton held a campaign rally in Winnipeg on Tuesday evening at the Ukrainian Labour Temple. Watch: Speaking to a crowd of about 500 supporters, Layton urged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to provide disaster funding to Manitoba in response to spring...

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Layton’s NDP Promises to Help Canadian Families

NDP leader Jack Layton was in Winnipeg Tuesday, where he promised to create a program that would see the development of granny suites if elected. Watch: Speaking at an event on McGregor Street, Layton said the Inter-generational Home Retrofit Program would help...

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Layton to Campaign in Winnipeg Today

NDP leader Jack Layton will be in Winnipeg today -- the third federal party leader to make a stop in the city since the election campaign began. Layton will begin the day with an announcement this morning at Splash Child Care, followed by a visit to a local pizza...

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