We mourn the loss of an inspiring political leader and a friend to working people and all those fighting for justice.
Written the day after Jack Layton's death and Christie Blatchford's "insensitive, cruel" commentary, Canadian Alice Moran sets things right.
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.
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
Details for the Lying-in-State in Ottawa and Toronto and the Toronto funeral of NDP leader and Official Opposition leader Jack Layton.
Judy Rebick: 'Thank you for showing us what working from a place of love means.'
What is it about Jack Layton that has caused the extraordinary outpouring of love and profound feelings of loss across the country?
In early 2008, I invited Jack Layton and his core team of advisers to my home for dinner, and a talk about politics.
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.
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.
David J. Climenhaga
The best mourning is done by retelling happy tales that illustrate the character of our departed comrade.