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R.I.P. Jack Layton

| August 23, 2011

Many have written eloquently about yesterday's tragic news. I share the sentiments that Greg was quick to express and am inspired by Jack's letter to Canadians.

Allow me to recall a post I wrote more than four years ago entitled, "Prime Minister Layton?" Back then, most people thought that idea was pretty far-fetched. In fact, he came closer to being prime minister than almost anyone could have imagined.

This article was first posted on The Progressive Economics Forum.

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