He's a legend now, enshrined in the pantheon of great Canadians, admired by all, a man who transcends partisanship, whose glorious last plea for love and hope touched a nation, whose plea to change the world, in his very last words, will long inspire us to continue his fight for a more just, equal and peaceful world. Le bon Jack.
Of course we need to be sensible here. Legends can distort too. Yes, Jack loved -- he loved Olivia, bicycling with Olivia, justice, Beatrice, smiling, people, winning, canoeing with Olivia, campaigning, nature. But he felt passion, too, and yes, often anger when it came to the injustices he loathed and aggressively fought throughout his lifetime.