Tuesday, July 26, 2011 | Categories: Episodes
Today's guest host was Jim Brown.
Part One of The Current
It's Tuesday, July 26th.
China is shutting down three stores that were posing as Apple computer outlets.
China had also planned on closing stores selling fake Microsoft products, but the fake outlets had better computers and more reliable software than the real Microsoft.
This is the Current.
Jack Layton Temporarily Steps Down as NDP Leader - Ian Capstick
Jack Layton surprised a lot of Canadians including possibly himself in the last federal election. He smashed the Bloc Quebecois and brought an unheard of number of New Democrat MPs to Ottawa from Quebec.
Yesterday, Jack Layton surprised the country again with his announcement that he will temporarily step down as party leader to fight his cancer.
To get some sense of what it will mean in the short term for the NDP to be without its greatest asset, we were joined by Ian Capstick. He worked for Jack Layton for five years, as his press secretary. He now runs a communications company called MediaStyle. He was in Ottawa.
Jack Layton Temporarily Steps Down as NDP Leader - Susan Delacourt
This announcement does more than rattle the NDP. It also means that Prime Minister Stephen Harper faces two opposition parties without permanent leaders.
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