Ignatieff's Director of Communications Dies

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Ignatieff's Director of Communications Dies

Mario Laguë, director of communications for Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, was killed Thursday morning in a motorcycle crash.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/08/12/mario-lague-killed-ignatieff-liberals.html#ixzz0wPZ0Uozi

Sean in Ottawa

Sad when a life ends so suddenly.

Best wishes to his family, friends and coworkers.



Very sad. My sympathies to those close to him and all who knew him.

I feel some as well for the fellow who pulled into his path (or so the reports say).

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

If you hadn't heard of Mario Lague, as I hadn't, it might be worth your time to read Paul Wells' piece about his life.



I wish people wouldn't ride motorcycles.  It's so dangerous.  Frown


Thanks for that Michael.

My condolences to his family, those that knew him, and the LPC members and supporters.

He will be missed.


Very elegant statement just issued by Jack Layton:


Statement by New Democrat Leader Jack Layton on the death of Mario Laguë

August 12, 2010

I was deeply saddened this morning to learn of the sudden death of Mario Laguë, Director of Communications to Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff. On behalf of all New Democrats, I wish to extend my heartfelt sympathies to Mr. Laguë's family, friends and colleagues.

Beneath the political fault lines that we find ourselves negotiating each day, there is a foundation of deep respect among those who devote their lives to public service. No matter what political stripes we may wear, we all feel this loss profoundly.

Mr. Laguë was a man of gentle strength who devoted decades to building a better country. We admire the consistent integrity he brought to his work, whether he was advising a Quebec premier or Canadian prime minister, or representing us all overseas as a Canadian ambassador.

We reserve a special place in our hearts today for Mr. Lague's wife and two children. I know so well that a political career is always a full-family endeavor. They too have given much. And as we mourn with them today, we do so as extended family.