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Jack Layton Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016John Gilbert "Jack" Layton, Template:Post-nominals (July 18, 1950 – August 22, 2011) was a Canadian social democratic politician and Leader of the Official Opposition. He was leader of the New Democratic Party from 2003 to 2011, and previously sat on Toronto City Council, occasionally holding the title of "Acting Mayor" or "Deputy Mayor" of Toronto during his tenure as city councillor. He was the Member of Parliament for Toronto—Danforth from 2004 until his death.Son of a Progressive Conservative cabinet minister, Layton was raised in Hudson, Quebec. He rose to prominence in Toronto municipal politics where he was one of the most prominent left-wing voices on city and Metropolitan Toronto councils, championing many progressive causes. In 1991, he ran for mayor, losing to June Rowlands. Returning to council he rose to become head of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. In 2003, he was elected leader of the federal NDP on the first ballot of the convention.Under his leadership, support for the NDP increased in each election. The party's popular vote almost doubled in the 2004 election, which gave the NDP the balance of power in Paul Martin's minority government. In May 2005 the NDP supported the Liberal budget in exchange for major amendments, in what was promoted as Canada's "First NDP budget". In November of that year, Layton voted with other opposition parties to defeat the Liberal government over the findings of the Gomery Commission. The NDP saw further gains in the 2006 and 2008 elections, in which the party elected 29 and 37 MPs, respectively.In the 2011 election Layton led the NDP to the most successful result in the party's history, winning 103 seats—enough to form Canada's Official Opposition. Federal support for Layton and the NDP in the election was unprecedented, especially in the province of Quebec where the party won 59 out of 75 seats.Layton died on August 22, 2011, aged 61, after suffering from an undisclosed type of cancer. He was survived by his wife of 23 years, fellow MP Olivia Chow. Shortly before, he had named Nycole Turmel as interim leader of both the New Democratic Party and subsequently of the Official Opposition; Thomas Mulcair eventually won the formal leadership election that followed. Wikipedia
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|Tout le monde en parle||2008||TV Series|
|Listen to the City||1984||Patient|
|Der Preis fürs Überleben||1980|
|The Hour||2008-2011||TV Series||Himself|
|Make the Politician Work||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|Off the Record||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|Prince of Pot: The U.S. vs. Marc Emery||2007||Documentary||Himself - Member of Parliament, NDP|
|Let's All Hate Toronto||2007||Documentary||Himself|
|Canada A.M.||2006||TV Series||Himself - NDP Leader|
|Life Under Mike||2000||Documentary||Himself|
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|1||Member of the Canadian Parliament for Toronto-Danforth (2004-2011).|
|2||(February 5, 2010) Announced he has prostate cancer and is undergoing treatment.|
|3||Leader of the Canadian New Democratic Party from 2003 until his death in 2011.|
|1||[describing his life] Every blessing imaginable. That's it. Every blessing imaginable is what I've had.|
|2||[in a 'manifesto' he drafted to his political supporters before his death] It has been my role to ask a great deal from you. And now I am going to do it again. Canadians will be closely watching you in the months to come. Colleagues, I know you will make the tens of thousands of members of our party proud of you by demonstrating the same seamless teamwork and solidarity that has earned us the confidence of millions of Canadians in the recent election.|
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