Jack Layton 1950 – 2011

Jack Layton's motorcade procession is escorted by police along the highway 401 on August 25, 2011, after laying in state in the foyer of the House of Commons in Ottawa for the past two days. Layton past away from cancer on August 22. A state funeral for Jack Layton will be held in the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto on August 27, 2011. (Lars Hagberg/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

A hearse carrying Jack Layton' body makes it's way along highway 401 near Belleville, Ontario on August 25, 2011. A state funeral will be held in Toronto on August 27, 2011 after laying in state in the foyer of the House of Commons in Ottawa for the past two days. (Lars Hagberg/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

A4 - Toronto Star Aug. 26, 2011

Jack Layton’s final letter to Canadians:

“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. And we’ll change the world.

All my very best,”

Jack Layton

Jack Layton’s campaign stop in Kingston, Ontario on May 1, 2011

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