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  • Townie from the Bay
    August 27, 2011 - 00:04

    Gay rights, abortion and same sex marriage shouldn't even be considered "issues" anymore. Equal rights for ALL (and that means ALL!) Do you think these topics you don't approve of aren't related to Health, Seniors and Education issues? Obviously, further education on these topics would benefit you and others of the same opinion. Canadians have lost a passionate advocate of equality in a time when there is little; a defender of many when so few care and an ambassador to Canadian youth when they are written off by most. R.I.P. Mr. Layton.

  • Joseph McGrath
    August 23, 2011 - 05:07

    Canada indeed lost a good MP today but I have to say I never liked his politics.He was always first out of the gate to support matters that question the moral fabric of this country.Gay rights ,abortion,same sex marriage were always on his support list and as a Canadian he had the right to hold and express his views on these and other subjects.The other two party leaders are indeed no better. Canadians are far more concerned about Health issues,Education issues ,Senior issues etc and he could have been much stronger in promoting his views on these matters. In the final analayss he was an ordinary man,an ordinary politican who cut deals to try to get power by way of political get togethers with other parties. Unfortunately like all of us he will be quickly forgotten in death and that is the one real truth of life.

  • Mike
    August 22, 2011 - 19:14

    You have died Jack. It is a great loss. Your ideals, beliefs and kind and loving actions continue to live on. Thank you for that and rest in peace.

  • Clif
    August 22, 2011 - 17:00

    Shocked, Canada has lost a get leader. Thoughts and prayers go out Jack's family.

  • bonita
    August 22, 2011 - 12:21

    THIS IS A VERY SAD DAY FOR THE NDP'S.. A GREAT LEADER AND GREAT PERSON HAS PASSED, I JUST HOPE THAT CANADIANS WILL CONTINUE TO CARRY ON HIS WORK, AND MAKE CANADA NDP, FOREVER,

  • Kevin
    August 22, 2011 - 12:02

    Your article incorrectly identified Mr. Layton as the great-grandson of a Father of Confederation. In fact, Jack Layton's maternal great-grand uncle was William Steeves, who was indeed a Father of Confederation.

  • Sara Beth Clarke
    August 22, 2011 - 10:40

    This is a sad day for the Family and Friends Of Jack , This is also a sad day for the Political family as well , I want to give my sympathies and condolences to the family ( his wife and children) , extended family ( sisters , brothers, cousins and other relatives) , his friends , his political friends and co-workers..On behaf of Myself and the provience of Newfoundland & Labrador, This will be a day to mourne the life of Jack Latyon and think back on his legacy and his life in the limelight as a political sucesser...I want to say we are soo sorry for your loss and that he was an awsome man and done stuff not only for his family but for the country, I met Jack last year at the Royal St John's Regatta and he was a wonderful man to talk to and to meet... Lastly I Want To Say To Him Is Thank-you For All You Did To Make This Country To Be What It Is Now.

  • Stephen
    August 22, 2011 - 10:28

    I significant loss for Canadians! He will be missed!

  • Eli
    August 22, 2011 - 10:21

    The only honest to god polititian who had the good of the country as his goal. If only all the others were half as honest and down to earth. Amen.

  • Ned Anderson
    August 22, 2011 - 09:41

    Canada has lost a valiant soldier in the fight to keep Canada ...Canadian !!

  • Dave Follett
    August 22, 2011 - 09:38

    It is with sadness and sorrow that we found out Jack died this morning...he was a fantastic leader with a heart and soul for the people of the Canadian community..his passion and spirit will not be forgotten.....

  • Donna
    August 22, 2011 - 09:21

    My heart goes out to his family it is never easy to lose a love one. Rest In Peace Mr. Layton!!!

  • Stephanie
    August 22, 2011 - 09:00

    I was very sad to hear the news. RIP Jack!