Remembering Jack Layton

Canada has lost a great Canadian, a great New Democrat, and a man who would have been a fine Prime Minister.  To me Jack was not only a source of inspiration with his boundless optimism and his sure sense of what was best for Canada, he was also a mentor and most of all a personal friend.

Jack believed in a Canada where no one is left behind and his courage will inspire all Canadians to build the Canada which we all know is possible.  I believe Jack will be remembered as a man who took not just New Democrats, but all Canadians a great step forward in that direction.  As leader of the New Democratic Party, Jack built a movement which will carry on his work and won't stop until the job is done.  Jack will be missed but not forgotten as we move on toward a brighter future for all Canadians. 


Randall Garrison