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RIP Jack Layton

It was with great sadness that I learned today of Jack’s passing. He has always been an optimistic force in this city and this country, both in his vision (for Toronto and for Canada) and his personal outlook on life. He was always smiling and seemed to really care about people. He was progressive, yet remained rationally pragmatic about how to achieve results. His vitality and spirit of optimism will be deeply missed. In March, after rebounding from a fight against cancer, Jack vigorously led the NDP to win record electoral results and achieve  standing as the party of the Official Opposition. The Conservative-Liberal plutocracy had been interrupted, if not ended, and will stay so for a while.  The vanquished …more»