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I don’t particularly like politics, I follow them on the news once every three days, I don’t like extreme neither right nor left-wing ideologies and I vote like any good citizen in democracy.
With Jack, however, I was proud to show my colours. I often had to choose between Liberals and Neo-Democrats, but Jack convinced me that we could do better, we could create a better Canada.
After a long public fight against cancer, he passed away at age 61, only 3 months following his gain at the Parliament as the leader of the opposition against a Conservative majority. Today, we lose a great man, optimistic, pragmatic and absolutely adorable. I really hoped that you would become Prime Minister one day.
What we have left, his fight that we shall pursue, to bring NDP to lead Canada with the same passion he had.
Rest in peace, Jack Layton.