Are all the Jack Layton tributes and commemorations becoming a little too much?
Not surprisingly, the Sun News Network's Ezra Levant believes they are.
On a Wednesday night segment during Prime Time, Levant rehashed some of his old complaints about Layton's funeral last year.
"Canada descended into a pathetic week of national grieving led by the media party and especially the CBC," he said.
"It was a brazen attempt to beatify Jack Layton to turn him into a secular saint; to elevate his political views into a kind of national myth. It was all stage managed."
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The right-leaning commentator then turned his attention to this week's media coverage of the one-year anniversary of Layton's death, calling it an extension of the "funeral porn."
He also railed against a CBC myopic of Layton, currently in production, suggesting it's nothing more than a taxpayer funded NDP campaign ad.
And, in typical Levant fashion, Levant goes over-the-top questioning whether Sook-Yin Lee, the actress who will play Olivia Chow in the CBC movie, would have been "better cast as one of the prostitutes" at the rub-and-tug massage parlour Layton was found at 15 years ago.
Essentially, Levant is tired of the 'Layton-love.'
He's not the only that feels that way — many Yahoo! Canada readers apparently are of the same opinion.
On Wednesday, Yahoo! published a blog post written by yours truly about how Layton "reached out" to Canada's youth.
In it, I simply wrote about how Layton was one of the few politicians in recent memory who sincerely cared about the opinions of young people.
The vast majority of those who made comments, however, disagreed with me.
"The only youth he reached out to, were the young girls at the massage parlours" — Sue
Spare me the memorializing [of a] minor league politician. What a load of crap!" — Nunyabeeswax
"Layton reached out to youth, because they are the ones least likely to see that what he was pushing dooesn't (sic) stand the light of day as far as sustainability or practicality. But then again, socialism is all about giving people false ideas and a false sense of reality." — I speak the truth
Certainly, Layton was politician that a lot of Canadians felt a connection to — the public outpouring of sympathy and support even one year after his death are evidence of that.
But maybe, in this case, the media did get a little carried away in its coverage of Layton.
Maybe, as Levant says, we've turned him into a saint.