Jack Layton was an inspiring, inspired leader. A truly great Canadian who lived his beliefs. He was an exceptional man who will be so greatly missed.
I find myself unable to find words for all of this – for the loss that resonates throughout the city, the country, for the grief that spills out in sidewalk chalk and I am so grateful for Jack’s eloquent letter to Canadians, and for Stephen Lewis’ extraordinary eulogy.
“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.” ~ Jack Layton.
Jack, may your smile and unending optimism continue to inspire us all.