The Biography of Jack Layton
The reason I chose Jack Layton is because my family and I are huge supporters of the New Democratic Party (NDP). I also wanted to know more about the federal NDP leader Jack Layton. He is not recognized very much after he died, and when a lot of people ask me who Jack Layton was, I need to keep reminding them. This project is my way of showing who Jack Layton was and all that he did.
Jack Layton was born on July 18 1950, in Montréal, Quebec. He liked to play sports. In fact he made it into a lot of teams. He was fluent in English, French and knew some words in tamil ,hindi and some others. He also knew how to play the guitar. He had two children and was married twice. He had two brothers as well.
Jack attended high school at Hudson High School from Grades 9 to 12. Next, he went to McGill University to get a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Following this, he went to York University to get a Master of Arts and PhD and last he went to the University of Toronto and completed a Master of Arts.
Jack Layton went to Quebec youth parliament serving as premier. He went to a lot of organizations but much to many to list.
Jack Layton was a Ryerson University professor in 1974. He taught in Ryerson University, York University and the University of Toronto as well.
Jack Layton has had a lot of experience but one one of this was his fight against cancer. Some other important experiences are his political campaign and his hip surgery.
The other experience Jack Layton had was his political experiences. One was like Jack Layton serving as Premier in Youth Parliament. Also serving as a city councillor.
Jack Layton political life started in 1983. He began as a city councillor.
After 20 years he was the leader of the New Democratic Party. In the 2004 federal election he won 19 seats in the house of commons. In the 2006 federal election he won 29 seats. In 2008 8 new seat gained and they got 37 seats altogether. Sadly Jack Layton’s last election was in (May 2nd2011) but happily, Jack Layton became the Official Opposition leader in the house of commons for the first time ever, with 103 votes. From Montreal Quebec he got 59 seats out of 75.
Jack Layton was diagnosed cancer in 2009. Later he got it again in 2011. On July 20th 2011 he found out he had a new type of cancer.On July 25 2011 he announced temporary leave because he had new type of cancer. After soon he died on August 22 2011 at 4:45 ET. Before he passed away he wrote a letter.
And now I want to share a paragraph with you that Jack Layton Wrote
“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
All my very best,
Today was on my computer signing on Hotmail, Yahoo, Face book, twitter. Just then I was hacked. I could not control the mouse and the keyboard. The person was viewing my personal stuff. So I press the Power button. Then the computer shut down. After 5 minutes I restarted the computer. But the hacker didn’t give up on me. So I try to ask the hackers IP# and his name but he did not respond. Then my brother came and asked me what I was doing. I said nothing. And he when to his lab (AKA: his room). He wants to be a scientist when he grows up. I want to be a computer teacher like Mr.Veeththakan. Then he replied and said it was his teacher. So the next day, I asked if my math, language, and Etc. teacher if he had hack my computer. He said no so I asked my computer teacher he also said no. Also I asked my principal he also said no. So after school I quickly do my home work and on the computer. On my iPad I made a Gmail account and forward all info to the Gmail account. So the hacker cannot find any info. When everyone was watching a movie I sneaked in to my brother’s room and I was amazed of the entire technology he has. Okay Back to work so I installed a secret camera to find out who was doing it because I got an email from the hacker it is someone from the family. Anyway good night I am going to sleep I am tired. The next day found out it was my whole family.