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Subject: Jackie Boy

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Big Muddy rancher

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Feb 10, 2005
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Any truth to this Hypo?

For all those who think the Sun shines out of Jack Layton's Bottom end
The basic facts are as follows. Layton and his wife Olivia Chow both sat
on Toronto City Council for years before making the move to federal
politics. While on City Council, they were making $100,000 a year.
They used a fraudulent scheme to get into subsidized housing.
What they did was register the house in the name of Chow's mother who was
an unemployed immigrant. In this way, they lived for years in a taxpayer
house while being paid $100,000 yearly from taxpayers.
They only moved when a reporter exposed the story. The real irony is
that Chow styled herself as an advocate for the homeless on City Council.
It astounds me that the media never mention this. It was theft, pure and

Today, Layton and Chow earn $350,000 together as MPs. They each get a
housing allowance for living in Ottawa although they live together.
According to House of Commons records for 2010, they spent one million
dollars last year on travel and perks. Because they're MPs.there is no
When asked, Layton said that most of it was for travel backto Toronto to
their constituents. That comes out to $20,000 a week for travel.
Toronto is 300 miles from Ottawa. Again, it's theft, pure and simple.

But speaking of simple, NDP loyalists see Jack and Olivia as the working
man's friends.
The simplistic media play up this image. Simplistic Canadians give Jack a
free ride on trust.
Now the other night during the big debate Jack had the nerve to say we don't
need more
jails because all the crooks are already in the Senate.
I think we better make Jack a Senator!
Wow, this story has been dug up from the past.

This was reported on in the 90s by the Toronto Star. Seems to be some truth to it, yes, but looks like it has changed a little over the years also.

Can't find the original article on the web, but Wikipedia gives some info.

Layton and Chow were also the subject of some dispute when a June 14, 1990 Toronto Star article by Tom Kerr accused them of unfairly living in a housing co-operative subsidized by the federal government, despite their high income.[20] Layton and Chow had both lived in the Hazelburn Co-op since 1985, and lived together in an $800 per month three-bedroom apartment after their marriage in 1988. By 1990, their combined annual income was $120,000, and in March of that year they began voluntarily paying an additional $325 per month to offset their share of the co-op's Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation subsidy, the only members of the co-op to do so. In response to the article, the co-op's board argued that having mixed-income tenants was crucial to the success of co-ops, and that the laws deliberately set aside apartments for those willing to pay market rates, such as Layton and Chow.[21] During the late 1980s and early 1990s they maintained approximately 30% of their units as low income units and provided the rest at what they considered market rent. In June 1990, the city's solicitor cleared the couple of any wrong-doing,[22] and later that month, Layton and Chow left the co-op and bought a house in Toronto's Chinatown together with Chow's mother, a move they said had been planned for some time.[23] Former Toronto mayor John Sewell later wrote in NOW that rival Toronto city councillor Tom Jakobek had given the story to Tom Kerr.[24]


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