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RIP Jack Layton

  1. FloraBreenRobison profile image59
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago

    Head of the NDP Federal Government Party has died of a second bout of cancer-not long after announcing he had cancer again.  He was 61.  This was an extremly short battle. I am not one to post  in the political forums, but  this is sad. Sixty-one is a young age-younger than my parents.  He never did become PM of Canada, although  he was often the head of the opposition party.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    This really has saddened me. He was a good guy and he will be missed.

    ‎'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

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    I'll be watching his funeral on Saturday.

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image59
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So will I

  4. megs78 profile image60
    megs78posted 5 years ago

    Sad day for Canadians.  I wasn't a NDPer, but I really enjoyed Jack Layton.  He was a genuinely good guy with a good heart.  He will be missed and hard to replace, if ever he can be replaced at all sad

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image59
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't belong to any party,  but I admired him too.

  5. Beth100 profile image82
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    It is a sad day for all of Canada.  Even upon his death bed, his thoughts were with his people.  His words that he spoke before passing are words of wisdom that lights the path of hope for all.  Rest his soul.

 
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