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Jack Layton (1950 - 2011)

Updated on September 1, 2011

Dedicated to the People & Social Democracy

Addressing reporters in Ottawa on issues of the Federal Budget
Addressing reporters in Ottawa on issues of the Federal Budget
As leader of the opposition Jack knew how to question official government policies
As leader of the opposition Jack knew how to question official government policies
As NDP leader Jack Layton delivered a keynote speech at the party's 50th Anniversary
As NDP leader Jack Layton delivered a keynote speech at the party's 50th Anniversary
Making the NDP the official opposition party during a landslide election earlier in 2011 was a momentous success for Jack and the Party
Making the NDP the official opposition party during a landslide election earlier in 2011 was a momentous success for Jack and the Party
New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton speaks at a news conference in Ottawa
New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton speaks at a news conference in Ottawa
New Democratic Party  leader Jack Layton shakes hands with the President of the NDP Party
New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton shakes hands with the President of the NDP Party
New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton is congratulated by his wife and NDP Member, Olivia Chow
New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton is congratulated by his wife and NDP Member, Olivia Chow
He may have made the NDP the government party and been the first Social Democratic Prime Minister of Canada ... things yet to come?
He may have made the NDP the government party and been the first Social Democratic Prime Minister of Canada ... things yet to come?
Expressions of loss and pain by so many ordinary people across this large country marked the passing of this very special person of the people
Expressions of loss and pain by so many ordinary people across this large country marked the passing of this very special person of the people
The Federal NDP Leader spoke in Prince Edward Island.
The Federal NDP Leader spoke in Prince Edward Island.

The Letter to the People

Jack's family released a letter the federal opposition leader had written just two days before passing away at the age of 61. Since the text of that letter speaks more clearly for itself than one can say at this crucial event, I just like to provide a link to the complete letter so people can read for themselves what Jack had to say just before his sudden death, so please click the link right here to read ...

His Letter to Canadians

I would have liked to quote the whole letter in it's entirety and not just post a link, but HubPages has a policy of not permitting things in their original version because administrators may consider them as duplicates ... no matter the issue, the occasion or the value of the original document... the only thing of importance is Google ranking ... and no higher social, humanistic or cultural values will detract from it ... ever, by the sound of it!

When the essence speaks for itself, what purpose is there in filling a page full with drivel just to comply with such bureaucratic norms? The quality of a good posting is more often found in the discussions which follow ... but then again, one can never be too sure anymore where real social values are to be found by some folks!


Reflecting on his life ...

The Eulogy

By Stephen Lewis, a Canadian Statesman and Internationalist ....

The following would have been the original transcript of the eulogy as reported by the Canadian Press Service and as such a historic document. It should not require any modification, but instead here is the link to the full transcript ... please click the following link to read the text ...

The Eulogy

When Stephen Lewis says .... but I don't really want to paraphrase him just to add more of my own words to an outstanding speech when you can watch him present it in person yourself, right here at ...

The State Funeral



He has made the direction towards this other, better world much clearer for many ... and it's getting clearer for many more every day - in considerable part thanks to Jack Layton, Honerable Member of Parliament and Leader of the Opposition,

Franto Hruz - Toronto





From Toronto to Ottawa and back

A
City Hall, Toronto:
Sounds in the City, Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N3, Canada

get directions

Where Jack started his political career as a City Counselor

B
House of Commons, Ottawa:
Court House Ln, Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2, Canada

get directions

As leader of the NDP, he replaced the Liberals as Opposition Party in Parliament with a major victory in Quebec during the Federal Elections in 2011

On the Topic of Social Democracy

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