August 9, 2012

Let’s Erect A Plaque At 787 Dundas St W To Remember Jack Layton

Posted by Kate at August 9, 2012 2:10 PM

Erect.....the operative word.

Posted by: Michael Harkov at August 9, 2012 2:08 PM

Trying to be politically 'sexy' at a whole new level...let's call it a 'docu-propaganda' courtesy of the "Velvet Touch" on your wallet.

I gather the 'whole-body' massage extends to the taxpayers who fund the CBC.

When is Jack's Foundation for wayward girls starting up?


Hans Rupprecht, Commander in Chief

1st Saint Nicolaas Army
Army Group “True North”

Posted by: Hans at August 9, 2012 2:17 PM

My first voting priority remains property rights in terms of gun ownership. My second remains completely defunding the CBC.

Posted by: Mike in Calgary at August 9, 2012 2:18 PM

I do agree Jack Layton's legislative record is non-existent, except for temporarily saving Paul Martin's government from Adscam.

OTOH, Mr Layton did help with the destruction of the LPC and the BQ, again possibly temporarily. For that he deserves some thanks.

I won't hold my breath waiting for the CBC Harper our hero movie.

Posted by: Shamrock at August 9, 2012 2:33 PM

Speaking of massages.....

In a long line of people waiting for a bank teller, one guy suddenly started massaging the back of the person in front of him.
Surprised, the man in front turned and snarled, "Just what the hell you are doing?"
"Well," said the guy, "you see, I'm a chiropractor and I could see that you were tense, so I had to massage your back. Sometimes I just can't help practicing my art!"
"That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard!" the guy replied. "I work for the NDP. Do you see me screwing the guy in front of me?"

Posted by: Doug at August 9, 2012 2:42 PM

I don't particularly enjoy slagging the deceased nor do I give a sh*t about Layton's massage parlour indiscretions. But enough with the mindless adoration by the media for a politician who contributed absolutely nothing to Canada. A career politician whose main claim to fame was signing onto a coalition of self-serving, deranged lunatics who would have promptly turned Canada into an economic basket case had they wrestled power from PMSH.

And as for the magnificent feat of taking a 4th place party to 2nd place ... anyone with half a brain knows full well that this was due entirely to fickle Quebec voters who will abandon the NDP in droves come next election.

Layton was the consumate phony and a perennial loser. He was always portrayed by the media as the friend of the "working man" when, in reality, he was no more a friend of the "working man" than Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews.

Let the man rest in peace and dispense with the sickening post-mortem accolades.

Posted by: biffjr. at August 9, 2012 2:49 PM


Why don't we shorten it to docuganda?

Quick, easy way to describe these sorts of films. I like it.

Posted by: Alyric at August 9, 2012 2:53 PM

Dateline: Toronto

Olivia Chow's mother put out by late garbage pick-up by private garbage collection firm.

Tweeted Olivia before 9 am:

My mother is in an extra bad mood today. The garbage hasn't been picked up yet - the wonder of privatization.

(At the risk of making you ralph, the local CBC station did a spot on the Caribana parade and showed Olivia in one of those skimpy little outfits. Shudder).

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at August 9, 2012 2:58 PM

geez , that wouldnt be the immigrant Olivia Chows mum that stays in subsidized housing as well. looks like the whole of Layton family including his spawn are going to live off the public purse.

Posted by: cal2 at August 9, 2012 3:01 PM

geez , that wouldnt be the immigrant Olivia Chows mum that stays in subsidized housing as well. looks like the whole of Layton family including his spawn are going to live off the public purse.

Posted by: cal2 at August 9, 2012 3:01 PM

Even if I'm objective about it, I honestly can't remember anything of significance that Jack Layton has done for Canada And whether or not you were a fan of Pierre Trudeau, the fact is the phenomenon of "Trudeaumania" is real history. "Laytonmania" is in fact a complete fabrication by the CBC and free political advertising for the NDP on the taxpayer dime. And the people who voted him in as opposition -- the Quebec separatists -- did so as a protest vote against the BQ. I don't think there were any Quebecois weeping in the street when Layton died like they wept in WASPish Toronto.

The only thing of "significance" I recall about Jack Layton is I think a number of years ago he managed to keep Bell Canada from raising the cost of calls in public phone booths -- I think he managed to keep it at .10 cents instead of a quarter. It was supposed to help the poor. Unfortunately, it often only helped drug dealers and street buyers who used the public phones so they couldn't be traced. And nowadays you are hard-pressed to find a public phone that actually functions, because addicts and vandals often rob them or smash them. Anyway, Layton's "poor" all use cell phones nowadays.

But I guess we can thank Jack for one thing for sure: Thanks to Jack, any man can now enter the sensitive domain of a little girl's bathroom as long as he dresses up like a woman (music to the ears of every sexual predator awaiting parole from Kingston Penitentiary!)

There is more evidence for aliens and little green men landing at "Area 51" in Nevada, than there is for Jack Layton's contributions to the good of Canada.

Posted by: ricardo at August 9, 2012 3:12 PM

"The man was a fake."

That one little sentence folks, completely sums up Jack Layton.

Not only was he a fake, he was an obvious fake.

Posted by: Jamie MacMaster at August 9, 2012 3:13 PM


Posted by: marco at August 9, 2012 3:27 PM

Jack Layton's political view as well as his facial likeness to the Russian communist Vladimir Lenin is truly breathtaking.

And the CBC has been a Boar's Nest of communistic and leftist papp ever since it was foisted onto the Canadian public taxpayer teat!

Posted by: Joe Molnar at August 9, 2012 3:42 PM

The title is in poor taste. The man no longer lives and judgement is left with his maker. Didn't your parents teach you to have some respect for the dead?

Posted by: Edward at August 9, 2012 3:43 PM

The title is completely apt, Ed. It's like we're giving Jack the same level of respect in death as he had for Olivia in life.

Posted by: Mark at August 9, 2012 3:50 PM

Socialist straight man: "Most people, when they lose a loved one, don’t have to mourn them in public. Does it ever feel strange to share his memory with so many people? Do you wish the process was more private?"

Socialist drip-off-the-old-dipshit: "Jack was never a private person. He… was a public figure for as long as I can remember. It would just seem different not to have people around us celebrating his life, because that’s how we always celebrated things, very publicly."

That's mini-Jackylayton inviting everybody; Bring Chalk.

Posted by: richfisher at August 9, 2012 3:55 PM

Jack Lenin.

Yes indeed, Joe.

Posted by: Mark at August 9, 2012 3:57 PM

I started watching the video until Ezra Levant's face appeared so I had to close my browser as fast as possible.

Sorry but just the sight of this guy give me nausea.

Posted by: Quebecois NDP separatiste at August 9, 2012 3:59 PM

I hardly think one has to revise history just because the deceased fulfilled their last biological function (something a dog can do BTW). Dying and ceasing to exist is an unavoidable fact ( unless of course you are Joan Rivers or Micheal Jackson)

Posted by: The Grey Lady at August 9, 2012 3:59 PM

"The title is in poor taste. The man no longer lives and judgement is left with his maker. Didn't your parents teach you to have some respect for the dead?

Posted by: Edward at August 9, 2012 3:43 PM "

I don't know about Kate,but I was taught to respect the dead, IF they earned that respect in life.Massage Boy did not,and does not.
But then I guess in your world,Stalin,Che,Castro,Mao,etc. deserve accolades.

Posted by: Justthinkin at August 9, 2012 4:01 PM

Something else about Jack, in reference to the Metropolitan Community Church he attended led by a homosexual pastor. In its early days, the MCC appears to have had connections with the San Francisco Gay community and possible fellowship with Jim Jones' "People's Temple" -- the Marxist-Christian congregation that died in a mass suicide pact in Jonestown Guyana after murdering a U.S. Congressman who was investigating financial irregularities, sex slavery, and involuntary membership among other things, in 1978. (The San Francisco Gay community has always been quite pro-Castro/Marxist; see

Anyway, I recently watched an old documentary on the "People's Temple" and the Jonestown massacre and one of its members had the surname "Layton". Probably just coincidence, but I don't think it's a very common surname and have often wondered if there was a familial connection to Jack...

Maybe somebody from SDA or BCF could dig deeper.

Posted by: ricardo at August 9, 2012 4:03 PM

Not Dead Enough

Has indelible chalk been invented yet?

Posted by: richfisher at August 9, 2012 4:07 PM

Bravo Ezra!!

Posted by: Jema54 at August 9, 2012 4:56 PM

"De mortuis nil nisi bonum." Apparently the common interpretation, "say nothing but good of the dead",
is at odds with the legal meaning, which is that nothing harmful can be said of the dead, because,
well, because they are beyond all good or harm. In other words, the dead can't be defamed; or, at any rate, is not actionable.

Why don't we erect a plaque at 787 Dundas W? Isn't the building still in private hands?
Someone might be quite happy to display it for a few dollars. I am prepared to put one or two hundred to the good cause.

Posted by: John Lewis at August 9, 2012 5:04 PM

Edward at August 9, 2012 3:43 PM,

"Jack was friendly and would have a beer with somebody" is a characteristic that about 20 million adult Canadians also have on any given Saturday night. It's like saying "Jack brushed his teeth and he also wiped his arse after taking a crap". So what?

But for most of us the beer and friendship thing was limited to Saturday nights because we had to work for a living -- Jack could do it 7 days a week because it was on the taxpayer dime.

I can rub my belly and tap my head at the same time -- so give me a State funeral too!

Posted by: ricardo at August 9, 2012 5:05 PM

Damn! I missed the Trudeau movie, never even heard of the Mulroney opera,never saw more than the previews of the Tommy Douglas "doc"-umentary,and probably won't watch this flic about Jack Layton as I've already seen Sook-yin Whatever nude in "Shortbus" ( none too impressive,btw).

My question: will I still go to Heaven when I die,being so culturally deprived?

Posted by: dmorris at August 9, 2012 5:07 PM

Does it come with a happy ending?

Posted by: JAWZ at August 9, 2012 5:59 PM

Posted by: Edward at August 9, 2012 3:43 PM

You do not have respect for the dead who did not live a repectfull life.

Let's review knowing he would be dead in awhile Jake calls an election and if PM Harper would not have won a majority we would have had a coilliton and then Jake dies. Leaving Canada in a pile of crap. That is how much the layton ndp respected Canada.

Posted by: Ford Prefect at August 9, 2012 6:03 PM

Well.... at least he was a Canadian, unlike his replacement.

Still a commie is a commie no matter how you slice it.

Posted by: FREE at August 9, 2012 6:22 PM

I'm agree wholeheartedly with Ford. LOL "Friendly"? We're talking about a man that shoved a fellow hockey-bar patron out of the way so that he wouldn't miss the contrived opportunity to get his smug, smirking face on television with the rest of the salt-of-the-earth types during election season. This is the same guy who neglected to inform the electorate how ill he really was, knowing that had he won the PM's chair as the head of a coalition government, that he could very well die in office and thus plunge our country into the midst of a succession crisis with the separatists potentially holding the balance of power at such a critical economic juncture in our nation's history.............just to secure his legacy of being able to have the history books say "Prime Minister Jack Layton". That isn't the sign of someone that is "friendly"; that is the sign of a deeply selfish, vain, and conceited person. Not dead enough indeed.

Posted by: Michael Harkov at August 9, 2012 6:40 PM

It may be more usefull if a memorial Bench was also erected such that those NDP'ers "in line" had a place to prepare themselves both coming & going

Posted by: Slap Shot at August 9, 2012 6:51 PM

I met Jack Layton at a community meeting in Jane-Finch when I lived there and he was on Toronto counsul. He was floating the idea of 'community gun storage' for hunters and shooters. The shooting community was well represented. After his "I'll stay and answer questions" comment, you could see on his face that he or his handlers had badly misjudged the crowd. He ended up weaseling out the back, before the meeting was over.

Posted by: the Viggen at August 9, 2012 6:58 PM

Sorry but just the sight of this guy give me nausea.
Posted by: Quebecois NDP separatiste at August 9, 2012 3:59 PM

Scared, eh?

Posted by: Jamie MacMaster at August 9, 2012 7:16 PM

This plaque needs but one word to describe 'Handsome Jack'.


Kinda says it all. . . .

Posted by: karra at August 9, 2012 7:17 PM

Useless and harmful institutions to be removed

1) Canadian Wheat Board. Done

2) Communist Broadcast Corp, pending

3) Dairy Marketing Board, Pork Marketing Board, Canadian Egg Marketing Agency, etc.....

Posted by: Al_in_Ottawa at August 9, 2012 7:18 PM

A giant Phallus lying on a bed with a towel near it. with the inscription: In memorial of Jack Layton care of his ever loving tax bacon, from Towelie & friends.

Posted by: Revnant Dream at August 9, 2012 7:19 PM

Jack was a politician in Toronto for many years, besides riding around on a bicycle whining about the politicians who got things done in front of news cameras, his own enduring legacy is

Posted by: Philanthropist at August 9, 2012 7:32 PM

I'm no lefty, but I agree with Edward. Lot's of prominent right wingers knew the man way better than anyone here does and they considered him to be decent and sincere in his wishes for a better Canada. It's deplorable that he hired a prostitute but humans fail at times and he ought to be judged on the sum of himself. Olivia was made aware after his interaction with the police. I trust that she wouldn't have put up with his philandering had it continued. I also surmise that she would be looking out for it much more after the incident. It is because of this, that I believe he took heed of the incident and lead a fair life from there on. True statesmen are cognicent that in a democratic society people can often be decent human beings even if they have opposing political values.
This includes Stephen Harper and Mayor Ford, both of which expressed significant sorrow at his loss. I gather they knew him better than anyone here.

I'm confused as to why Kate uses this headline when she herself declared his death as a "sad day".

You may disagree with his politics, which I do myself..whole heartedly, but I don't think he was the devil, merely misguided with personal failings at times.

The headline is indeed in poor taste and ought not to be used anymore. I'm a bit older (67), but I do seem to remember a time when we were much more civil. Kate herself, is not nearly as harsh when I've heard her on the radio. Why use the internet as a license for such things?

Posted by: Paul at August 9, 2012 8:17 PM

727 Dundas St W was, from all the related news reports I saw on TV during the final days of the last election, never shown, no reporters ever dispatched there, including those from the state broadcaster, whose headquarters is so close that a reporter and camera operator in tow could've walked there.

How can you cover a story without going to the location where the event took place? It would be like reporting on a homicide without actually going to the scene of the crime.

One has to wonder how the story would've changed had PMSH, not Layton, been the one placed at the scene in his earlier days in the late 70s, before moving to Alberta, with all the circumstances exactly the same. How many reporters would've been standing outside the parlour, pointing out for Canadians exactly where his dirty deeds took place, so as to not confuse us into thinking that it could be a reputable physical therapy centre... you know, the way they did in their attempts to cover for Layton, which was precisely their aim and, more importantly, what these reporters telegraphed for us by never bothering to cover the story from the very location from which it had taken place.

Posted by: jon at August 9, 2012 8:20 PM

I'll file that under the category "Movies I'll Never Watch". Also in that list is "An Inconvenient Truth"

Posted by: Soccermom at August 9, 2012 8:27 PM

'...they considered him to be decent and sincere in his wishes for a better Canada.'

Better than what, exactly?

Posted by: mikeg81 at August 9, 2012 8:29 PM

Paul at 8:17 PM

you'v lived 67 years and you are still "this" stupid

people like you are the reason we have the fools governing us that we have,jackass was in it for himself, and only for himself

Posted by: NME666 at August 9, 2012 9:29 PM

"'...they considered him to be decent and sincere in his wishes for a better Canada.' There's the recipe for a pretty deadly TV movie (no pun intended).

Posted by: LindaL at August 9, 2012 9:40 PM

What Jamie, marco, and Joe said.

Al-in-Ottawa, good list.

787 dundas would be an excellent location for a commemorative plaque.

We will not be watching that communist propaganda show, and did not watch the movie about Trudeau.

We had enough of honouring communist leaders in the old country.

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at August 9, 2012 9:42 PM


I think you are being unreasonable and I think you owe Paul an apology. There is nothing in Paul's post that is untoward, offensive or in anyway disrespectful. Paul is expressing his opinion in what I consider as a balanced and respectful manner.

Remember that "thing" about free speech that most of us endorse. Well it also applies to speech with which someone may not agree. That's why it is called free speech.

Let us not descend to the gutter that we see the leftists occupy, where everything anyone says with which they don't agree is immediately greeted with vitriol and personal attacks.

Nuff said.

Posted by: Bruce at August 9, 2012 9:48 PM

A despicable little Commie whose intention in the last election was to destroy Canada by getting elected Prime Minister and then having the Separatists take control after his death which he knew was imminent.The only movie fit to represent this commies life is a porn flic starring Asian hookers.

Posted by: Frankemm at August 9, 2012 9:52 PM

Hard to say if Jack Layton was just in it for himself or not but who cares? He was a man who took advantage of vulnerable women and should have gone to jail for it. That's why we need to erect a plaque at the Velvet Touch "community clinic".

Posted by: james at August 9, 2012 10:06 PM

Good clip on Jack Layton! They did a move about Tommy Douglas in Saskatchewan. The NDP soon lost their popularity.

I worked on the movie set, I had to hire a lawyer to get paid.

The movie got sued for defamation of former PM Jimmy Gardiner. I beleive it was taken off the air.

In the end, if it helped get rid of the NDP--twas worth every penny!

Posted by: Plainzdrifter at August 9, 2012 10:15 PM

'We will not be watching that communist propaganda show, and did not watch the movie about Trudeau.

We had enough of honouring communist leaders in the old country.'
Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at August 9, 2012 9:42 PM

Well said Ken (kulak) - listen and learn - getting all 'that's O.K.' gush! with your enemies does not make them into friends' - paraphrased from Kate, here at SDA.

Posted by: Jema54 at August 9, 2012 10:17 PM

The best thing about Taliban Jack is that he never got into a position of power where he was able to implement his socialist policies and destroy the country. We really should be making a movie to honor the Canadian voters that made sure this didn't happen.

Taliban Jack was a parasite his whole life and at no point did he actually do anything productive. The lowliest janitor sweeping a factory floor accomplishes more every night than Taliban Jack did during his whole lifetime.

Layton was a full time member of the political class which can best be viewed as a cancer killing the society in which it resides; maybe we should be making a movie about Layton's cancer as what it did was isomorphic with what Layton had in store for Canada.

What I hope to see in my lifetime is a mention of members of the political class eliciting the same emotional reactions in people that one gets by bringing up pedophiles now. When the political class is thus regarded, we'll be on our way to achieving the full technologic potential that we can instead of reverting to a primitive society where the political class expects to find itself in charge.

Taliban Jack should be given the same consideration as an ejected tapeworm that is flushed down the toilet. I couldn't care less whether Taliban Jack frequented prostitutes but the plaque at the site of his favorite rub and tug would probably be over-adolation as I'd put his memorial inside a sewer.

Posted by: Loki at August 9, 2012 10:28 PM

Let’s Erect A Plaque At 787 Dundas St W To Remember Jack Layton. Let’s Erect A Plaque At 787 Dundas St W To Remember Jack Layton. Let’s Erect A Plaque At 787 Dundas St W To Remember Jack Layton.

To Quote Kate. "I do not care about fair I want to win."

So the only thing people can come up with is he was good to have a beer with him. Except if you are between him and a camera. What a lame compliment.

I don't care what politicians say about Jack. Of coarse they have to say nice things.

While flying over the oil sands Taliban said "i am going to shut this place down." So I always viewed Jack a a mortal enemy to Alberta. So when he died I went out for a good lunch. One should not morn someone who by their own words and actions is a clear and present danger to your well bing.

As far as being nice screw that this is why we are in this mess. Compromising with the left still takes you left only slower.

Plus it is a ploy the left uses to get you to shut up. You do not want to be like them you should be quiet.

Gordie Howe was not a Great Hockey player because he skated around being nice.

So everybody elbows up.

Posted by: Ford Prefect at August 9, 2012 10:49 PM

I do not feel the least bit like honouring the memory of Jack Layton.

Just so the revisionists can fabricate a legend about this parasite?


Posted by: OMMAG at August 9, 2012 11:00 PM

Paul , "but I don't think he was the devil, merely misguided with personal failings at times." I have to respectfully disagree. The ideology Jack represented is very devilish and some of us have knowledge of the end results. At best, moderates espousing and implementing his ideology destroy the human spirit.

What Bruce, Loki, and Ford Prefect said.

Thanks Jema. I have no truck with commie lites, no matter how sincere they seem, as they cave to the radicals at the first opportunity.

BTW, I received a reply from the Conservative Government to my misgivings about Tony Clement's honouring of the Mao sympathizer Dr. Bethune. It was a signed form letter that only thanked me for my letter, but did not comment on the despicable event.

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at August 9, 2012 11:07 PM

Jack Layton cost me money - I had to get my dog fumigated and shampooed after Smilin' Jack patted her at a parade.

Posted by: Aviator at August 9, 2012 11:11 PM

You know, with a little makeup, Sook-Yin Lee could play two roles:

1. As Olivia Chow.

2. As a rub & tug gal at a massage parlor.

This would save quite a bit of taxpayer money.

Posted by: Robert W. (Vancouver) at August 9, 2012 11:31 PM

Paul- please seek help. Have you been ingesting those orange-topped, white-spotted mushrooms?

Posted by: snagglepuss at August 9, 2012 11:49 PM

... and Kate could design the plaque. Then it would be done with verve and gusto. Although she doesn't do porn ...

Posted by: John Lewis at August 10, 2012 12:33 AM

Jack sure had a pair of a hockey front of a camera.

About sums up his raison d'tre I think.

Posted by: eastern paul at August 10, 2012 12:54 AM

If people can be forced to pay for documentaries lauding the dead, then they can critisize the dead too.

(BTW, I've found some lost footage from that PET film.)

Posted by: Black Mamba at August 10, 2012 1:47 AM

Well, not "documentary". "Biopic" I guess is the term. Or slobbering love-in or something.

Posted by: Black Mamba at August 10, 2012 1:49 AM

I find it interesting that since Jack!'s death, no one has mentioned exactly just what type of cancer it was that ate his body alive so quickly..the mere fact(if rumours among the gay community are to be believed..) that Jack! died of an AIDS related cancer should have been cause for concerned as it was quite possible that he could have become the next PM of Canada.

On a related note, it has been rumoured for years that Jack was Bi or closeted gay..if this is the case, should it not have worried more people re; the possibility of blackmail from foreign powers, given his proclivities and devotion to Marxism?

Surely,this would not have gone unnoticed by foreign intelligence services.

Posted by: Kursk at August 10, 2012 10:27 AM

I keep hearing rumors that Jack Layton died of the same disease as Yassar Arafat

Posted by: Arnie Madsen at August 10, 2012 11:07 AM

Kursk, please stop with the suggestions that our beloved Taliban Jack was bi and died of AIDS. If that was a fact,the Left would demand we change the name of the Country to "Laytonia", and we'd have a shrine to Saint Jack in the center of every city in the land.

I believe JL may very well have been bi,and also had a predilection for underage girls. I also believe Olivia agreed to look the other way because she was just as greedy for a prime spot at the public trough as was JL himself.

The celebration of this man's life that the Left just can't seem to get over,is so absurd. The man was all about appearances,nothing more.

This isn't Schweitzer we're talking about,but a silver-spoon teat-sucking socialist who never earned an honest dime in his bloody life!

That CBC would waste taxpayer's money on a movie about a thitd-rate politician who accomplished nothing while defaming our troops is a total outrage.

And I DO NOT understand James Moore's attitude toward toe CBC,perhaps he intends to jump ship and run for the NDP next election.

Posted by: dmorris at August 10, 2012 12:19 PM

We should all heed Kens warnings.

The commies never stop, never make a deal with a socialist.

Posted by: FREE at August 10, 2012 3:52 PM