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Our Jack Layton: Always Remembered With Love and Admiration
It is with the greatest sadness that I have heard of the passing of Jack Layton, our great NDP leader. Jack, you have been and remain a great inspiration to so many. Including myself. For that, I thank you.

I had the opportunity to hear Jack speak at many conferences and meetings, and was always inspired by the great Love and passion that he brought to the stage of Politics. There were many who challenged him on those Politics and on his beliefs, but none could find fault with the integrity he brought to his position.
There are also a great many at all levels of Governance who would do well to emulate Brother Jack. We who remain must continue the work that Jack has led us to, and bring into reality just and honest Government at all levels.
I close with Jack’s own words to those who follow him: “Hope and optimism have defined my political career. … As my time in political life draws to a close, I want to share with you my belief in your power to change this country and this world. Your energy, your vision, your passion for justice are exactly what this country needs today.”
Thanks again for your leadership, and for giving so willingly of yourself. Go in Peace, my friend, until we meet again.
- Stan Pickthall –

PS. You can visit the NDP site online to leave condolences for Jack’s family – click the picture below:

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