CTV, CTV News Channel, CTVNews.ca and CP24 deliver live coverage of the funeral for Jack Layton Saturday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. ET.
Anchored by Lloyd Robertson, CTV’s Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor, the CTV News special REMEMBERING JACK airs live on CTV across the country, and simulcast on CTV News Channel with a live stream on CTVNews.ca. CP24 and CP24.com will also have coverage of the funeral, delivering the local Toronto perspective, also beginning at 1 p.m. ET.
“Jack was an unforgettable Canadian,” said Robertson. “We want to bring his funeral to as many viewers as possible so that Canadians can properly honour Jack and his contributions to the country.”
Joining Robertson on CTV are CTV’s Chief Political Correspondent Craig Oliver and Sackville-Eastern Passage MP (NDP) Peter Stoffer. Don Martin, host of CTV News Channel’s POWER PLAY, reports live from Roy Thomson Hall, while CTV News Reporter Daniele Hamamdjian is live on location at Toronto City Hall.
REMEMBERING JACK features interviews with politicians, dignitaries, and everyday Canadians about the impact Layton had on their lives and their country, and about what this loss means for Canada. CTVNews.ca will also have reporters on site with additional coverage online including photo galleries and additional reports and updates on Twitter.
CP24’s coverage begins Friday, Aug. 26 as Ann Rohmer and Stephen LeDrew anchor live from Nathan Phillips Square as the public pays respect to Layton at Toronto City Hall. On Saturday, Aug. 27, CP24 provides complete, all-day live coverage of the day’s events, beginning at 7 a.m. on CP24 BREAKFAST. From the procession through downtown Toronto, to the funeral service at Roy Thomson Hall, CP24 is there as Torontonians say goodbye.