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Jack Layton will be laid to rest today. Though I didn’t always agree with his politics, I will always be thankful for his dedication to the issues that mattered most: social justice, equal rights, poverty elimination, clean/renewable energy, universal health care, global co-operation and the advancement of peace.

Perhaps the following quote from Embassy Mag best sums it up:

“He saw the suffering of a human being anywhere in the world as an equally important political problem.”

You will be missed, Jack. Though your time with us was far too short, your vision for a greater Canada will continue.

It’s true what they say… you just may be the best prime minister we never had.

Rest in peace, my friend.

Alheli Picazo

Alheli Picazo

Alheli Picazo is a retired elite athlete who is still passionate about health, fitness and human kinetics. After her athletic career Picazo became keenly interested in politics and am now actively involved...