A Good Man and Decent Politician Succumbs to Cancer.
After watching Jack Layton overcome prostate cancer, hip surgery and the Canadian push to the right, we all expected him to overcome his latest battle and sit in the house in September. It didn’t happen that way, he died of his cancer early this morning.
Even people who disagree with his politics have been shocked and saddened by his unexpected passing. Canada lost a good man today.
Jack wrote a letter to Canada on Saturday morning when it became apparent he was close to the end. It can be read here.
This is the letter’s sign off.
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.
All my very best,
Jack, you will be missed.