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Derrick O'Keefe | What explains this extraordinary week, in which one person's death seems to have become such a significant moment in the life of this country?
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Gerry Caplan | What an exit! What a classy way to go out. Canada will not soon forget the last words in his very last public communication: "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear."
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'This is our Royal Couple.' Photo: R.Jeanette Martin
Elizabeth Littlejohn | Representing bicyclists, the homeless, those with HIV, union members, and cultural producers, Layton was an activist for a just society, with the flexibility to adapt to the new realities.
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Christie Blatchford (Metronews.ca photo)
David J. Climenhaga | If Jack Layton, as Christie Blatchford opined, was "a canny, relentless, thoroughly ambitious fellow," this is no bad thing, and none of us should allow ourselves to be led into thinking it was.
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Alice Klein | "All my very best." That was his sign-off, and that's what Jack Layton gave to the very end. With the last of his life force, he shone a light over this whole country in that sweet, wise letter.
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Jack Layton during the 2011 federal election campaign. Photo: Matt Jiggins/flickr
Judy Rebick | What is it about Jack Layton that has caused the extraordinary outpouring of love and profound feelings of loss across the country?
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John Bonnar | They came to honour the memory of the man as well as the politician. For many, it was a chance to express their feelings about someone who embodied their dreams, hopes and aspirations.
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Krystalline Kraus | Written the day after Jack Layton's death and Christie Blatchford's "insensitive, cruel" commentary, Canadian Alice Moran sets things right.
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Jack Layton, 1950-2011
David J. Climenhaga | The best mourning is done by retelling happy tales that illustrate the character of our departed comrade.
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Erin Weir | 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.
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Rick Salutin | I think it was the battle for justice, especially on larger social issues, that drew him in. Jack Layton seemed most at home speaking for those who lacked the levers of wealth or power.
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Brian Topp | In early 2008, I invited Jack Layton and his core team of advisers to my home for dinner, and a talk about politics.