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08-30-2011 04:27 AM
shantimama

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

08-28-2011 03:12 AM
ghannit

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

08-24-2011 05:37 PM
Bena


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


 

 

08-23-2011 02:20 PM
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08-22-2011 08:09 PM
sebandg'smama

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08-22-2011 06:14 PM
AngelKissedKids

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.

08-22-2011 04:53 PM
shantimama

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.

08-22-2011 01:39 PM
elsa_elsa

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

08-22-2011 11:38 AM
Deepfeet

So sad,

We've lost a great fighter.

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08-22-2011 10:58 AM
HeatherAtHome

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.

 

 

08-22-2011 10:37 AM
starling&diesel

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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08-22-2011 10:37 AM
HeatherAtHome

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

 

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

08-22-2011 10:28 AM
purslaine

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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.

 

 

08-22-2011 07:06 AM
Aubergine68

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.

08-22-2011 06:17 AM
Callimom

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


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