- Politics and Social Issues
Jack Layton (1950 - 2011)
Dedicated to the People & Social Democracy
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
Where Jack started his political career as a City Counselor
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