Archive for the ‘Jack Layton’ Category

The carefully-crafted ‘Jack Layton’ mystique

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

“Most people, when they die, they want to die alone, just be with their loved ones… And this guy’s writing a speech to the entire country on his deathbed…Wow, that guy really cared.” – Chalkmaster Dave.

Well, not exactly… (more…)

Jack Layton: Everybody wants a ‘piece of the action’

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

“The Canadian Arab Federation sent out an email to alert us all about how much Layton supported … the Canadian Arab Federation.”


Layton overload: ‘Teddy bear grief’ and the ‘state funeral’

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

“…traditional mourning rituals dominated by religion have been discarded, but with nothing equally dignified to replace them, we have turned to sentimentality and kitsch to express our sense of loss.”

“Protocol was invented for a good reason. Protocol allows people to perform on automatic pilot when stress clouds their ability to think clearly.”


Jack Layton

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

“The letter was first presented as Mr. Layton’s last message to Canadians, as something written by him on his deathbed; only later was it more fully described as having been “crafted” with party president Brian Topp, Mr. Layton’s chief of staff Anne McGrath and his wife and fellow NDP MP Olivia Chow.”