Home » Archive

Articles Archive for March 2010

Uncategorized »

[20 Mar 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Mike Layton And The NDP Machine In Toronto

By Adrian MacNair
If you read Friday Photography’s opening paragraph yesterday, you’ll note that I said there are some stories I’ve been working on. One was a story I found out about through a friend after Mike Layton announced his intent to run in Toronto’s Ward 19, Joe Pantalone’s old haunt that he’s vacated to run for mayor. So by the time I learned of the news, it had already been several days since the mainstream media had written up their quick and dirty stories …

tags »

Uncategorized »

[7 Mar 2010 | Comments Off | ]
遺傳家族政治血統 林頓之子參加市選

From Sing Tao Daily
(綜合報道)聯邦新民主黨黨魁林頓(Jack Layton)之子米高林頓(Mike Layton)追隨家族的步伐參政。 這名31歲的環保分子參加角逐多倫多聖三一-士巴丹拿(Trinity-Spadina)區的市議員席位。他於周五早上在Trinity Bellwoods Park的一處角落宣布參選。他回憶說,從父親林頓中獲得祖父的一些忠告,就是永不要放棄可以服務的機會。米高林頓的體形比父親林頓較細。不過,在姊妹莎 拉(Sarah Layton)眼中,這對父子有相同之處。她在宣布參選活動結束之後說:「他們的個性頗為相似。」當父母於80年代中離婚之後,他於平日與母親Sally Roy生活,而在周末則與父親林頓一起。米高林頓透露,最早在初中時考慮過參加競選。他解釋,當時被安排負責組織體育活動,發覺本身喜歡統籌,喜歡與人交 談。一門多傑他似乎認為本身的家族人物及政治生涯比在大學所修讀的生物學更具吸引力。他的祖父羅拔林頓(Robert Layton)是穆朗尼(Mulroney)政府的礦業事務部長。他曾經為安省新民主黨效力,其後獲全國性慈善組織環境防衛(Environmental Defence)聘用為副主任,而他也協助組織綠色能源法聯盟(Green Energy Act Alliance)。由於協助父親及繼母鄒至蕙(Olivia Chow),他經常都接觸到政治。鄒至蕙曾經是多倫多市議員,目前是聖三一-士巴丹拿區的國會議員。他在宣布參選時承諾促成共管單位及公寓也要使用環保垃 圾綠箱及藍箱。事實上,這方面的工作已經展開。法語的記者要求他略為用點法語,但米高林頓解釋只準備了英語的發言。他談及在政治場合中由工作人員而成為了 主角,以及難以避免的與父親的比較時說:「人總會在某處起步。」他又表示,可能會有一些比較,但他認為大家將會了解這並非容易之事。聖三一-士巴丹拿的市 議員彭德龍(Joe Pantalone)正參選角逐市長一職。這個選區的其他候選人還有單車店東主Derek Chadbourne,平權會行政總監孫嘉欣(Karen Sun),地產經紀Jim Likourezos,再次參選的Himy Syed,以及Joshua Shang。資料來源:星報

tags »

Uncategorized »

[6 Mar 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Jack Layton’s son makes bid for city hall

By David Rider, Toronto Star

It was a chat that men in the Layton line have been having since before Confederation – “What do you think about me running for office?”

“Jack gave me some of his dad’s advice,” says Mike Layton, new candidate for council in Ward 19 – and the son of the current federal NDP leader, the grandson of a federal cabinet minister, and on back.
The advice? “Never give up a chance to serve; think about that before anything else, and make sure this is something you will enjoy.”
It’s …

tags »

Uncategorized »

[5 Mar 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Himy Syed and Mike Layton

By George Sawision on 5 Mar 2010
Recorded on March 5, 2010 using a Flip Video camcorder.

tags »