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R.I.P. Jack Layton (1950-2011)

Terrible, sad news.


Jack Layton Loses Battle with Cancer

Jack Layton, the man who took the NDP from an afterthought and largely felt to be a joke party to the official Opposition in Canadian Parliament while fighting cancer, has succumbed to it early this morning.

This is a terrible loss both for the NDP and Canadian politics. As one friend of mine put it, the NDP has a terribly long road ahead of it to build a party that can maintain its gains in the face of the loss of so charismatic and valiant a leader and man.

Rest in Peace, Jack Layton. You will be sorely missed.
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