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theonedru
08-22-2011, 03:53 PM
He was a good man and and prob the best politician I can think of, we can learn a lot down south of the border from how he carried himself.

A great quote

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” - jack Layton

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/opposition-leader-jack-layton-dead-at-61/article2137070/

Amazing article to read

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/laytons-last-words-love-is-better-than-anger-hope-is-better-than-fear/article2137381/

mrveggieman
08-22-2011, 04:16 PM
I have heard of his name before but am not that familiar with him but RIP to Jack Layton and all of my thoughts, prayers and best wishes goes out to his family.

Japold2
08-22-2011, 07:46 PM
A lettre from Jack Layton
http://www.ndp.ca/letter-to-canadians-from-jack-layton

habsheaven
08-23-2011, 09:13 AM
Jack will be dearly missed by all Canadians.

pghin08
08-23-2011, 09:19 AM
Awfully sad. Condolences to his family and all of our friendly neighbors to the north.

habsheaven
08-27-2011, 04:21 PM
Just finished watching the state funeral for Jack. Typically Canadian in all aspects. Starting with O'Canada, followed up by a blessing from a native leader and the presentation of a white eagle feather to his widow, a reading from the Qu'ran, a reading from the Bible, eulogies from his kids and others all filled with endearing sentiments, humour and social democratic cheerleading. Mix in some classical music, some van morrison, Steven Page (formerly Barenaked Ladies frontman) singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, and Lorraine Segato (Parachute Club) singing Rise Up. Presided over by Brent Hawkes, a gay pastor and LGBT activist.

Gotta love this country!!