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1R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty R.I.P. Jack Layton on Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:23 am

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Passed away early this morning, surrounded by family.


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2R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty Re: R.I.P. Jack Layton on Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:26 am

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Really too bad…and so soon after such a huge accomplishment. I don't want to discuss politics, and there's a lot of politicians I don't care for, but this guy really did love Canada.

3R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty Re: R.I.P. Jack Layton on Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:37 am

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Really sad. NDP won't be the same without him. it sucks that this happened after they made such headway. He was a good man.

4R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty Re: R.I.P. Jack Layton on Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:56 am

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Condolences.

5R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty Re: R.I.P. Jack Layton on Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:07 am

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Like him or hate him one thing is he always had Canadians best interest at heart. Maybe not so much with our money, or other aspects of our lives, but for the people themselves, certainly he was all for making life better for those who are have nots.

Certainly a sad day.

6R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty Re: R.I.P. Jack Layton on Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:28 am

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Terrible but not at all unexpected news. I hope that his conscience remains in the house far after his passing.

7R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty Re: R.I.P. Jack Layton on Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:45 pm

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Jack Layton's posthumous letter to Canadians:

http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/08/22/jack-laytons-letter-to-canadians/

8R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty Re: R.I.P. Jack Layton on Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:48 pm

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His final tweet was about how Canada is the best country in the world to live in.

RIP Jack, you did well.

9R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty Re: R.I.P. Jack Layton on Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:07 pm

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Dash wrote:Jack Layton's posthumous letter to Canadians:

http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/08/22/jack-laytons-letter-to-canadians/

I'm a sucker for great quotes, and this one to me may just may go down with some of the greats.....

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.

All my very best,

Jack Layton"

RIP

10R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty Re: R.I.P. Jack Layton on Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:56 pm

Flo The Action

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this is indead bad news. Canada finaly had a politician you felt you could trust. truly feels there's no winning in politics. I imagine this will be a hard knock on the NDP.

11R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty Re: R.I.P. Jack Layton on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:22 pm

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Disagreed with pretty much everything he put out there but you gotta admire a guy that doesn't waiver from what he believes and a man that gave his all until the very end. Not sure why he gets a state funeral though and not sure why people are calling him a great Canadian either.

12R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty Re: R.I.P. Jack Layton on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:11 pm

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NEELY wrote:Disagreed with pretty much everything he put out there but you gotta admire a guy that doesn't waiver from what he believes and a man that gave his all until the very end. Not sure why he gets a state funeral though and not sure why people are calling him a great Canadian either.

That was beautiful, man. Sad

13R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty Re: R.I.P. Jack Layton on Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:53 am

wprager

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NEELY wrote:Disagreed with pretty much everything he put out there but you gotta admire a guy that doesn't waiver from what he believes and a man that gave his all until the very end. Not sure why he gets a state funeral though and not sure why people are calling him a great Canadian either.

State funeral because he was the leader of the official opposition?


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14R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty Re: R.I.P. Jack Layton on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:16 am

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I disagree with it as it is usually only reserved for the GG or the PM. It's awful what he went through and I think he was a good man that cared about his country, but he didn't do anything. He got Quebec to vote NDP... that's about it.

15R.I.P. Jack Layton Empty Re: R.I.P. Jack Layton on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:45 am

tim1_2

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NEELY wrote:I disagree with it as it is usually only reserved for the GG or the PM. It's awful what he went through and I think he was a good man that cared about his country, but he didn't do anything. He got Quebec to vote NDP... that's about it.

That's a pretty douchey comment. Sometimes it's better not to say anything.

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