CBC aired its made-for-TV biopic about former NDP leader Jack Layton on Sunday night.
'Jack' was set against the backdrop of the 2011 federal election and the weeks that followed, while chronicling the political rise of the late NDP leader and his relationship with his wife Olivia Chow. And, of course, it depicted Layton's battle with cancer.
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It wasn't the pro-NDP propaganda piece that some in the media were concerned about. Certainly it highlighted Latyon's political views but it didn't ram it down our throats.
It included humour; it had elements of a love story; it gave viewers an insight into the 'behind the scenes' of a political campaign.
It was pure and unadulterated Canadiana — it's the type of production that CBC should be doing more of. Drop 'Mr. D' and 'Heartland' and bring on the Jean Chretien and Brian Mulroney biopics.
For the most part, the reviews were positive:
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