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NDP MP Olivia Chow, right, chats to actress Sook-Yin Lee who plays her in the made-for-television movie "Jack," about late New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton, at a reception in Toronto on Monday March 4, 2013.
NDP MP Olivia Chow, right, chats to actress Sook-Yin Lee who plays her in the made-for-television movie "Jack," about late New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton, at a reception in Toronto on Monday March 4, 2013.
(Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

What Olivia Chow loved about the new Jack Layton biopic and what made her squirm

It’s an odd thing to see one’s life depicted by actors, even for a politician who has spent decades under the public microscope.

But Olivia Chow is undeniably proud of the new television biopic Jack – the story of the last tumultuous months in the life of her husband Jack Layton and their relationship which began 26 years earlier. She wants Canadians to see it.