Monday, August 22, 2011

Sad News - Jack Layton passed away today at the age of 61

Photo from the Globe and Mail.

The news came suddenly; it still hasn't sunk in completely for me. He overcame the odds, campaigned vigorously in 2011 with his walking-cane, turning it from a symbol of frailness to one of triumph.

Today is a truly non-partisan moment as tributes come in from all parties - Liberal, Conservative, Green, Bloc, and NDP - we all stand together as Canadians. Jack Layton will go down as a legendary figure in Canadian politics.

Click here for Jack Layton's obituary.

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  1. It is a sad day for Canada.. Jack Layton was a believer in Canada. Jack Layton's absence from the political table will be a profound loss.
    - Nalliah Thayabharan

  2. Nalliah, indeed very sad day.