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Hope Is Better Than Fear: Paying Jack Layton Forward

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An e-book original inspired by the vision of late NDP leader Jack Layton with short, personal essays by a diverse line-up of Canadian writers and activists.

HOPE IS BETTER THAN FEAR reflects upon and looks forward on a number of issues that Jack Layton championed over the course of his extraordinary career as an activist, city councillor and federal politician, including ho
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ebook, 96 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Random House Canada
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Modern Girl
This book wasn't really about Jack Layton, it was about the political topics that meant a lot to Jack Layton. It started with his famous letter to Canadians, it ended with Stephen Lewis' eulogy. In between were very short essays written by various people from Rex Murphy, Craig Kreilburger (Free the Children), Jane Doe and Steven Page.

Some of the essays were great, they brought up a topic, explained why it mattered to Jack, gave a quick anecdote, and carried to topic forward to a depth of passio
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Jennifer
Nov 12, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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Jack Layton will be remembered as a premier politician of our time, simply by virtue of being a person first. To many, he was a bridge between politics and people, a voice for those who did not have one. He was a friend to the "little people", bringing awareness to causes and people (gays, the disabled, the poor) that were marginalized by the mainstream.

He was an advocate for involvement, believing that everyone had the right and the responsibility to be heard and effect change. Unlike most p
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Maxine
Nov 14, 2011 Maxine rated it really liked it
On August 22, 2011, Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. There was an immediate and sincere outpouring of grief across the country and across party lines. No other politician in Canada's history has received this kind of spontaneous display of sorrow - clearly, Jack was loved!

This original ebook gives some indication why. It consists of several essays from various contributors who knew and worked with Jack throughout his long politica
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Feb 23, 2012 Jess rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. A series of essays remembering Jack and all of the things he was involved with over the years. A nice little read to reflect on the life of a great man.
Stewart Mcgillivray
A decent collection of letters and essays in memoriam. Worth a read.
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James Bartleman is the former lieutenant governor of Ontario and the bestselling author of the novels As Long as the River Flows and The Redemption of Oscar Wolfe. A member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, he is also a retired ambassador and a member of the Order of Canada. He lives in Perth, Ontario.
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