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11 Comments

  • PazMateo

    R.I.P. to a great guy. He really worked for positive social change.

    But, am I the only one who totally thought that was Jeff from Intervention in the picture??

  • Sean Barron

    Just an FYI it was not prostate cancer. We do not know what cancer it was. He recovered from his prostate cancer last year.

  • Jim B

    Overlooked the most obvious political thing… Jack Layton was the Official Leader of the Opposition, the #2 party in Parliament

  • Little Kiwi

    Layton led the NDP to an historic win earlier this year. He will be incredibly missed. I remember my younger gay days in Toronto, and seeing him in the village – out talking to the community, getting to know us, hearing out stories, sharing his support.

    he marched with his amazing wife in our pride parades. this was a man that made me proud to be Canadian.

    you will be missed, Jack.

  • nineinchnail

    Even though Jack’s politics were very different to my own political views you have to admit that Canadian politics has lost a fighter.

  • jj

    this is terrible news for Canada. The ndp party made historic gains last election because of jack not so much because of the ndp itself. They better elect a new charismatic leader, and fast. RIP

  • Matthew

    Rest in peace, Mr. Layton. You were one of our finest.

  • Ruhlmann

    It isn’t in me to vote NDP but I admired Jack Layton. He kept the left and right honest.

  • NSRob

    I remember the first pride parade I saw Jack at. Wearing his pink bandana and just so excited to be there – after his speech I realized why a lot of people liked him.

  • holla

    He was also extremely active in protesting bathhouse raids in the 1970s, founding several community organizations for queer youth, and consistently advocating on our behalf. A great straight ally!

  • Ryan

    I’m so glad this was posted!

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