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Jack Layton’s Passing

Jack Layton’s passing was a great loss not only to union and social activists but to the world.  The Prime Minister approved a State Funeral for good reason and it was a well-deserved honor for Mr. Layton’s family.  His voice of reason in Parliament will be sadly missed and his tireless crusade for social causes will leave a void to be filled.

Watching the funeral on television with tears flowing freely, it was apparent that we not only lost a great leader with intelligence, charisma and charm but we lost a free spirit.  That was the greater loss from my perspective.

 

Rotha Lennox

 

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