remembering Jack Layton (1950-2011)

With the passing of Jack Layton early this morning, I imagine many, many Canadians feel the same way Megan and I do right now. Along with a sudden sense of emptiness there’s also that overwhelming feeling that the cosmos has a very sick sense of humour. For all his years of dedicated, passionate campaigning for a socially just Canada, Jack got to enjoy the fruits of his considerable labours for only a fleeting moment.

There’s not much to say about Jack that hasn’t already been said, but it’s worth reaffirming the fact that millions of citizens (partisan or not) share his positive vision for our country.  If part of his legacy is that this dream of a better Canada continues to grow in his absence, then we’ll swallow the bitter with the sweet, and whisper a quiet thanks to one of the country’s last honest politicians.

Here are a couple of tracks dedicated to you, Jack–we certainly won’t forget you.

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