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LAYTON, The Hon. Jack, P.C., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
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Date of Birth (yyyy.mm.dd): 1950.07.18
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Deceased Date (yyyy.mm.dd): 2011.08.22 (61 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Professor
Party Leader:
Notes: Father of Michael Layton, Toronto city councillor (2010-).
Grandson of Gilbert Layton, Quebec cabinet minister (1936-38).
For family relationships in the Canadian House of Parliament see "Family Ties".
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 2612 Days (7 years, 1 month, 25 days)
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (yyyy.mm.dd)Result
Toronto--Danforth, Ontario Died in office. New Democratic Party 2011.05.02 Elected
Toronto--Danforth, Ontario New Democratic Party 2008.10.14 Elected
Toronto--Danforth, Ontario New Democratic Party 2006.01.23 Elected
Toronto--Danforth, Ontario Maiden speech. New Democratic Party 2004.06.28 Elected
Broadview--Greenwood, Ontario New Democratic Party 1997.06.02 Defeated
Rosedale, Ontario New Democratic Party 1993.10.25 Defeated

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
New Democratic Party 1993.10.25 - 2011.08.22

^ Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian
Leader of the Official Opposition

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Leader of the Official Opposition 2011.05.02 - 2011.08.22

Critic

Area of ResponsibilityTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Intergovernmental Affairs 2007.09.27 - 2011.08.22
Climate Change 2004.07.22 - 2006.02.13
Energy 2004.07.22 - 2006.02.13
Prime Minister 2004.07.22 - 2011.08.22

^ Political Party Roles
New Democratic Party

RoleTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Leadership Candidate 2003.01.25 - 2003.01.25
Party Leader 2003.01.25 - 2011.08.22
Municipal Political Experience
MunicipalityLocal GovernmentFunctionMandate
Toronto,
Ontario
Municipal Government City Councillor 1997 - 1997
Toronto,
Ontario
Regional Government Metropolitan Councillor 1994 - 1997
Toronto,
Ontario
Municipal Government Deputy Mayor 1990 - 1990
Toronto,
Ontario
Regional Government Metropolitan Councillor 1984 - 1988
Toronto,
Ontario
Municipal Government City Councillor 1981 - 1982
Family Ties in Parliament
RelativeNameDate of BirthDate of Death
Spouse Chow, Olivia
(M.P.)
1957.03.24
Father Layton, Robert E.J.
(M.P.)
1925.12.25 2002.05.09
Great-great-uncle Steeves, William Henry
(Senator)
1814.05.20 1873.12.09
Selected Publications This bibliography includes books, chapters in books and journal articles written, edited, compiled or translated solely by the parliamentarian or with others.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors or omissions, please contact us at the following e-mail address: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca

^ Sole Author Books

  • Capital and the Canadian state: foreign investment policy, 1957-1982.
    Thesis (Ph.D.) -- York University; 1983. xvi, 556 leaves.

  • Community inquiry into fires in Alexandra Park .
    Toronto : J. Layton; c1986. 1 v. (various pagings)

  • Homelessness: how to end the national crisis. Layton, Jack with Michael Shapcott.
    Rev. and updated ed. Toronto : Penguin Canada; 2008. 272 p.

  • Homelessness: the making and unmaking of a crisis.
    Toronto : Penguin; 2000. xxiii, 246 p.

  • Des idées pour les gens d'ici; traduit de l'anglais par Isabelle Allard.
    Laval, Qc : G. Saint-Jean; 2004. 316 p.

  • Jack Layton memoir.
    Toronto : Key Porter Books; 2006. 288 p.

  • Speaking out louder: ideas that work for Canadians.
    Rev. and updated. Toronto : Key Porter Books; 2006. 288 p.

  • Speaking out: ideas that work for Canadians.
    Toronto : Key Porter Books; 2004. 288 p.


Chapters in Books

  • City politics in Canada.
    In : Canadian politics in the 1990s. Scarborough, Ont. : Nelson Canada; 1990. p. 401-22.


Articles

  • A time to build Canada's cities.
    Policy Options = Options politiques. 25:33-8 Feb. 2004.

  • Developers play highrise hardball all around Toronto's Dome.
    City Magazine. 11 (4):8-9 Summer 1990 .

  • The odd couple.
    Canadian Woman Studies. 18 (4):112 Winter 1999.

  • Ottawa urged to invest money from Petro-Canada sale in energy projects.
    Daily Commercial News and Construction Record. 77:5 Sept. 22, 2004.

  • Putting passion in politics.
    Time (Canadian edition). 163 (22):23 May 31, 2004 .

  • Quand verrons-nous les logements?.
    Canadian Housing = Habitation canadienne. 19:36 printemps 2002.

  • Something's wrong in Ottawa: getting Canadians re-engaged in democracy.
    Policy Options. 31 (8):38-42 Sept. 2010.

  • Toronto at the turning point?.
    City Magazine. 10 (3):8-9 Winter 1988 .

  • When will we see the housing?.
    Canadian Housing = Habitation canadienne. 19:35 Spring 2002.


^ Multiple Authors Books

  • Russia's housing retrofit market / prepared for the Canadian [i.e. Canada] Mortgage and Housing Corporation under the auspices of the 1996 External Research Program. Layton, Jack, Glenys A. Babcock and Lisa Semenoff
    Toronto : Titan Group for Public Policy Analysis; 1998. 1 v. (various foliations)

  • Selected readings for city politics: understanding urban problems: a university credit course / presented by Open College /Ryerson on radio, over CJRT-FM 91.9. Layton, Jack and Myer Siemiatycki
    Lexington, Mass. : Ginn Custom Publishing; c1979. 313 p.


Articles

  • Do you take public transit?. Layton, Jack, Dean McKerness and Rob Sleath
    Saturday Night. 116:15 Aug. 18, 2001.

  • Layton responds [to criticism of televised remarks]. Layton, Jack and David Bradley
    Truck News. 24:11 July 2004.


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