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Jack Layton, Canadian NDP leader has died

post #1 of 15
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I'm so so sad for his family, the NDP and for Canada.

Whether we agree with his politics or not I think it's incredibly sad that he won't be in the house of commons this year to fight that fight. We've lost a committed, hard working, idealistic and positive politician.

Karen

post #2 of 15

Yes, such sad news to wake up to.  I voted Green, not NDP, in the last election, but I see Layton's death as a tragic loss for our country.  If more people had Jack Layton's passion for Canada, our country - our world - would be a much better place.

 

My heart goes out to his family and his fellow party members.  What a devastating loss for them :-(

 

candle.gif RIP Jack.  May your incredible legacy inspire your party and all Canadians in the years to come.

post #3 of 15

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It is so sad - the NDP rose to unprecedented heights under him - and now this.  

 

He looked so healthy during the recent election - cancer can move so quickly.

 

 

post #4 of 15

So shocked to see this! Off to google for details. So very sad. candle.gif

 

ETA: http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1042988

post #5 of 15

He took the NDP from 13 seats to 103 seats ... and had the charisma and chops to be our next Prime Minister.

We'll miss you, Jack.

Taken much too soon.

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post #6 of 15

His letter has me in tears! Very good, worth a read. Especially love the part to young Canadians and to Canadians in general. And he included a message to others fighting cancer.

 

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

(Scroll down for letter, also continues on second page)

 

Ends with:

 

 

 

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.

 

 

post #7 of 15

So sad,

We've lost a great fighter.

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post #8 of 15

I don't even know how to think about Canadian politics right now without Jack Layton.   So sad to hear of his passing.

post #9 of 15

I am so sad. It isn't often that a leader comes along who leads with such compassion and passion as well as conviction. What a huge loss for our country and especially for his family.

post #10 of 15

I'm incredibly sad to know that Jack Layton has passed.  He looked so unwell at his July press conference and I hope he didn't suffer in the end.  Cancer is so awful.  We have truly lost a great Canadian.

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so, so true....

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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View Post

Yes, such sad news to wake up to.  I voted Green, not NDP, in the last election, but I see Layton's death as a tragic loss for our country.  If more people had Jack Layton's passion for Canada, our country - our world - would be a much better place.

 

My heart goes out to his family and his fellow party members.  What a devastating loss for them :-(

 

candle.gif RIP Jack.  May your incredible legacy inspire your party and all Canadians in the years to come.

 

 

 

I think these pictures speak alot for what he meant....

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Photos+Jack+Layton+tribute+Parliament+Hill/5290643/story.html


 

 


Edited by Bena - 8/24/11 at 6:37pm
post #14 of 15

I was shocked and sad to read of his cancer in late July... I still can't believe how quickly he passed away. So sad. I hope the party can take his energy and dedication onward. I'm glad that he got to see his party go so far in the last election.

I really enjoyed this tribute to him:   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGu682FUDsQ

post #15 of 15

Did anyone here watch his funeral? It was amazing. I was so proud to be Canadian seeing what a state funeral can look like.

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