Jack Layton Passes Away

Julian Wolfe
August 22nd, 2011

NDP Leader Jack Layton speaks at a news conference in Toronto on Monday, July 25, 2011. - NDP Leader Jack Layton speaks at a news conference in Toronto on Monday, July 25, 2011. | Nathan Denette/THE CANADIAN PRESS
At the age of 61, cancer won its last battle. At 4:45 am, Layton’s wife and children confirmed that he passed away.

Jack Layton was known for his fighting attitude and his genuine vision to make the world a better place. From his time as leader of the NDP, he has fought for what he believed in and in the last election, his last election, managed to make the break through that may change the course of Canadian politics forever.

What has yet to come without his inspiring and symbolic presence has yet to come. For many of the Quebecers and youth who voted NDP this last election did not vote for an NDP candidate, but rather for the iconic Jack Layton.

If one thing remains certain, Jack would never want his dreams and vision to die with his legacy.

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