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.