G. "Jack" Layton
AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
1950.07.18 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
University Professor. Environmental Consultant. Author. President, Federation
of Canadian Municipalities (2001-2002).
New Democratic Party (NDP).
2008.10.14 - Toronto-Danforth, Ontario - Re-Elected.
2006.01.23 - Toronto-Danforth, Ontario - Re-Elected.
2004.06.28 - Toronto-Danforth, Ontario - Elected.
1997.06.02 - Broadview-Greenwood, Ontario - Defeated.
1993.10.25 - Rosedale, Ontario - Defeated.
OF TORONTO (ON):
November 1991 - Defetaed.
(ON) CITY COUNCIL:
November 1997 - Elected.
November 1988 - Elected.
November 1982 - Elected.
(ON) METRO COUNCIL:
November 1994 - Elected.
November 1985 - Elected.
Leader, New Democratic Party of Canada (January 2003 - ). In
the 2004 elections, the NDP won 19 seats (gain of 5 seats). and captured
15.7% of the national vote. In the 2006 elections, the NDP won 29 seats
(gain of 11 seats) and 17.4% of the national vote. In the 2008 elections,
the NDP won 37 seats (gain of 8 seats) and 18.2% of the vote.
Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, January 2003. First
ballot: Layton won on the first ballot (out of six candidates) with
31,150 votes - 53.5%.
Layton's great-great-uncle, William Steeves, was a Father of Confederation.
His grandfather, Gilbert Layton, was a provincial cabinet minister in
the Union Nationale government of Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis.
His father Robert Layton was a Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament
(1984-1993) and Minister of State for Mines in the Mulroney government.
Layton is married to Olivia Chow, an NDP Member of Parliament (2006-).
NDP Leader Jack Layton