From the Publisher
"Canadian values have been ignored as [Harper`s] government
abandoned so much that Canadians hold dear: our environmental
commitments to the world and future generations, our role as
purveyors of peace, our engagement on the global battle against
poverty and AIDS, the emphasis on investments in child care,
housing, and education essential for our future--forsaken for
expedient tax cuts benefiting mostly those with the most and
abandoning out obligations to the First Peoples of this
It`s time to put Canada back on track. In Speaking Out Louder.
Jack Layton outlines a bold and visionary "blueprint for Canada"
that will do just that. Fully revised and updated to include
fascinating behind-the-scenes details of how Martin and his
Liberals squandered their leadership opportunities and how
dangerously off-course Harper is steering the nation--Speaking
Out Louder is a passionate call to action that will inspire all
Canadians to embrace a better future.
About the Author
JACK LAYTON was elected leader of the New
Democratic Party of Canada in January 2003. Since then, party
membership has been expanding at an unprecedented rate. First
elected to Toronto City Council in 1982, he has been an impassioned
social advocate for three decades. As president of the Federation
of Canadian Municipalities, he worked to put a new deal for cities
and towns on the federal agenda. In 1991, he founded the Green
Catalyst Group Inc., a sustainable policy and program design firm.
He founded the White Ribbon Campaign, which has grown into an
international movement to stop violence against women; and he
established the first Health City program, which has been adopted
by the World Health Organization and cities worldwide.
Born and raised in Quebec, Jack Layton graduated from McGill
University and received his doctorate in political science from
York University. Currently, he is adjunct professor at Innis
College, University of Toronto. His first book, Homelessness:
The Making and Unmaking of a Crisis, is a highly acclaimed
landmark study. Jack Layton lives in Toronto with his wife, Olivia
Chow, a Toronto city councillor.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: September 15, 2006
Publisher: Key Porter Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1552636887
ISBN - 13: 9781552636886