An inspirational leader, he carried the hopes and dreams of all of us in the movement for social justice.
As well as leading the NDP to its recent historic election results, Layton provided a number of lessons for how opposition inside and outside Parliament can work together for peace and justice.
'My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic.' Read Jack's last letter to Canadians.
To lose Jack Layton at the height of his capacity as a person and as a political leader, is especially sad.
Sarah and Michael Layton
Loved ones and colleagues announce the passing of the NDP and Official Opposition leader after a courageous battle against cancer.
In this clip from CBC television news, the future federal NDP leader is quite aware of the huge workload coming his way.
Our union mourns the loss of our political leader, Jack Layton. Jack Layton is one of the greatest political leaders in our country’s history.
“Words can hardly describe the sadness we are feeling today. We have lost a brother, an inspirational leader, and a truly great Canadian."