Rest in Peace: Jack Layton’s 2008 speech after historic vote for war resisters

On August 22nd, one year after the passing of NDP leader Jack Layton, the War Resisters Support Campaign joins with Canadians across the country to mourn our collective loss and to remember his great contribution to building a more just world. Jack has left a tremendous legacy and his support for social justice, equality and peace live on in so many different ways.

In this video, Jack and Olivia Chow joined U.S. Iraq War resisters on June 3rd, 2008 to celebrate the Canadian Parliament’s adoption of a motion that would – if it had been enacted by the Conservative government – have allowed war resisters to stay in Canada. It was a day filled with joy for all those who believe that soldiers have a right to conscience and to refuse to participate in illegal and immoral wars. 
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