No matter your political views I don't think many can deny that Jack Layton was a good man. A man that stood up for his beliefs, cared about our country and was full of passion.
Jack Layton will be honoured with a state funeral Saturday in Toronto at Roy Thomson Hall at 2pm - it will be open to the public. It will be a celebration of life as Jack wanted. For Jack's position a state funeral is not a requirement, it's been offered by our Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Flags in Ottawa, at City Hall in Toronto, at federal buildings in Toronto and other spots around the country have been lowered to half-staff and will remain there until after the funeral Saturday.
Click here to read a beautiful letter from Jack, written August 20th.
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 1950-2011