A letter to Canadians from the Honourable Jack Layton

Today we learned of the passing of Jack Layton, MP for Toronto--Danforth, leader of the Official Opposition. He wrote a letter earlier that all Canadians should read. I find it amazing, but consistent with his character, that even as he knew he was dying he spent the time to write to Canadians to wish us all well for the future.

I lost my own father to cancer in May 2009, and it is with this knowledge of the feelings that I offer my condolences to his family, friends, and many others that will miss him.

Who is the Candice Hoeppner for information technology owners?

I have sent a form letter to all Conservative MPs, and a derived letter to all NDP MP's asking the above question.

Thus far I haven't heard anything from Conservative MPs other than some acknowledging receipt.

I have received better response from the Official Opposition NDP. Jack Layton's staffer let me know that "MP Charlie Angus will continue on in his role as critic for digital issues". A few moments ago I received a voice call from Peter Stoffer himself to let me know to contact Charlie. Another MP staffer is looking into setting up an in-person meeting with a newly elected MP.

Jack Layton on Net neutrality: P2P Power

An article on p2pnet features a YouTube video made by Jack Layton that was targeted to Canadians online.

NDP Leader Jack Layton Weighs In on Upcoming Bill!

Jack Layton, MP (Toronto-Danforth), Leader, Canada’s New Democrats, replied to a constituent who asked questions about Copyright. Also posted to Facebook.

Many people have received this form letter, reproduced below.

Thank you for writing to express your views with respect to proposed changes to the copyright legislation.

Letter to Joy Smith, and one to Jack Layton re: Canadian Copyright Reform

I have seen many posts about letters to MPs, including one from Steve Woodrow to Joy Smith and one from "Freshwater Mermaid" to Jack Layton.

Please keep those letters going. This weekend is a great time to send letters so that MPs are well aware of the interest when the bill is tabled -- possibly on Monday.

Can't afford the Copyright Cartel's big banquet? Join Online Rights Canada for a Balanced Meal instead!

Public interest group Online Rights Canada is hosting a Balanced Meal event to coincide with the big-money/big-copyright/big-media lobbiests event for Sam Bulte.

If politicians take tens of thousands of dollars from the industries they regulate, are independent artists, educators, librarians and the general public really going to get a fair shake? So come out on Thursday, have a bite to eat, and find out how regular Canadians can get a seat at the copyright reform table.

Covered by: p2pnet

Toronto area Election Debate: Poverty at Home and Abroad

Celebrated author and UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis, journalists Linda McQuaig and John Stackhouse, and anti-poverty activist Josephine Grey will query party representatives on their plans to Make Poverty History through policies of foreign aid, trade, debt and child poverty in Canada. Please read earlier articles about the connection between PCT and poverty issues.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery
100 Queens Park
Queens Park Entrance
January 12, 2006
6:45 PM
Free, seats will be distributed on a first come
first served basis.

To reserve tickets contact info at or call 416.967.1611 ext 221.

Election 2006: Toronto--Danforth

Election 2006: Please add comments to discuss riding specific activities, links to candidate information, etc.

Incumbent information

Toronto–Danforth / Toronto–Danforth
MP: Jack Layton (Parliamentary Internet)
New Democratic Party - Leader

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