Speaking Out Louder: Ideas That Work for Canadians

by Jack Layton

Key Porter Books | September 15, 2006 | Trade Paperback

Speaking Out Louder: Ideas That Work for Canadians is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

"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 land."

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 8.2 × 5.3 × 1.3 in

Published: September 15, 2006

Publisher: Key Porter Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1552636887

ISBN - 13: 9781552636886

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read for all Canadians! No other book that I have ever read has at once made me as proud to be a Canadian and as ashamed at the same time. This book has given me a mini education in how our Government works and how economic policies are determined. This book has educated me in the vast scope of what my fellow Canadians are capable of achieving and indeed have done to make this a great country. I am so proud of my country and being a Canadian. At the same time I am so distressed at what our current government is doing to our country. All I could think of while reading this book was how can I get this man elected. I am a member of the NDP here in B.C. but being in western Canada I don't have the opportunity to meet most of the nations elected representatives in Ottawa. I have personally helped our local NDP MP in her campaign and am very proud of her though she is now sadly retiring. This book gave me the opportunity to see inside the head of Jack Layton, the national leader of the NDP and I now feel that I know the issues from a national standpoint much better. Though I agree with the NDP policies generally I had no idea that the leader of this forward thinking party was so innovative. I think the viewpoint in this book reflects the majority of Canadian's thinking and if the book were more widely distributed could effect election results. Complicated issues made understandable and easy to read by the ordinary citizen, this book is a *must read* by all Canadians. Any Canadian that thinks that the Liberal party is representing our voices in Ottawa and implementing what is in our best interests, now or in the future, is in for a shock when they read this book. I highly recommend that all Canadians of any party affiliation read this book, if only to know what the alternatives are to the current direction that our elected officials in Ottawa are leading us. If I were a woman of means I would purchase many copies of this book, at least 100, and distribute them through in order to circulate this message to a wider range of Canadians. Unfortunately I am one of the many Canadians living in poverty that have been affected by the many cutbacks imposed by the Liberals so this wish will not be fulfilled enless Jack Layton reads this and says Hey, that lady is on to something! Let me see if I can get a hundred copies, possibly wholesale, and circulate them! . Jack if you read this, and can manage it, more Canadians will buy the book anyway because not everyone will get a book and everyone will want one :) I am also going to recommend this book, if it's possible, for the 'One City, One Book' 2005 award in Vancouver and I appeal to people in other cities in Canada to do the same. Our future and our children's future is dependant on the message in this book getting out to the Canadian population, please Canadians read this book!
Date published: 2005-03-06

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Speaking Out Louder: Ideas That Work for Canadians

by Jack Layton

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 8.2 × 5.3 × 1.3 in

Published: September 15, 2006

Publisher: Key Porter Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1552636887

ISBN - 13: 9781552636886

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 land."

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.
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