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Jack Layton

1950 - 2011

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John Gilbert Layton (July 18, 1950 – August 22, 2011) was a Canadian academic and politician who served as the leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) from 2003 to 2011 and leader of the Official Opposition in 2011. He previously sat on Toronto City Council, occasionally holding the title of acting mayor or deputy mayor of Toronto during his tenure as city councillor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Layton has received more than 1,344,274 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Jack Layton is the 16,000th most popular politician (down from 14,649th in 2019), the 575th most popular biography from Canada (up from 643rd in 2019) and the 51st most popular Canadian Politician.

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Among politicians, Jack Layton ranks 16,000 out of 15,577Before him are Barbara Mikulski, Richard Mulcahy, Drest Gurthinmoch, Constance Titus, Queen Aishwarya of Nepal, and Sorin Grindeanu. After him are Ben Cardin, Mohammad Reza Aref, Claude Bartolone, Adela Pankhurst, Peter Hultqvist, and Alexey Ulyukaev.

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Among people born in 1950, Jack Layton ranks 503Before him are Themba Dlamini, Tatyana Averina, Kamala, Victoria Tennant, Luciano Spinosi, and François Dupeyron. After him are Kenzo Suzuki, Marie Bergman, Andres Serrano, Alex Chilton, Ole Qvist, and Viktor Rashchupkin. Among people deceased in 2011, Jack Layton ranks 387Before him are Kjell Johansson, Sylvia Robinson, Roger Gautier, Dietrich Stobbe, Betty Garrett, and Günther Bechem. After him are George Baker, Arthur Laurents, Annalisa Ericson, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Rob Schroeder, and Yrjö Hietanen.

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Among people born in Canada, Jack Layton ranks 575 out of 1,350Before him are Helen Shaver (1951), Melody Anderson (1955), Deryck Whibley (1980), Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin (1849), Adam Beach (1972), and Sarah McLachlan (1968). After him are Ernie Collett (1895), Severn Cullis-Suzuki (1979), Gordon Pinsent (1930), Cyril Slater (1896), Lolita Davidovich (1961), and Lance Stroll (1998).


Among politicians born in Canada, Jack Layton ranks 51Before him are Patrick Roy (1965), Hilda Cameron (1912), Marc Garneau (1949), Beattie Ramsay (1895), Jean Charest (1958), and Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin (1849). After him are Ken Dryden (1947), Gaétan Boucher (1958), Patricia Jones (1930), S. I. Hayakawa (1906), Jennifer Granholm (1959), and Ted Lindsay (1925).

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