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Farewell, Jack…

Published August 26, 2011 - 2 Comments

No doubt about it, Jack loved Canada

As I drove to get my groceries today, I passed by several buildings that all had their flags at half-mast.  It made me think that I should probably sit down and write a short post, reflecting on the passing of our Leader of the Official Opposition, and leader of the federal New Democratic Party, Jack Layton.

I’m not going to go on and on about this.  So much has been said already.  Some good.  Some not.  Yes, it’s unusual for someone who was NOT a past Prime Minister, or Governor General to receive a state funeral.  Some people think that Prime Minister Stephen Harper should have stuck with protocol.  I hope those people receive a big fat lump of coal in their stockings this year.

Regardless of your political stripe in this country, it is difficult to deny that Jack Layton embodied something that each and every one of us could learn from.  The man was not perfect.  None of us are.  But I have to wonder… if one of our other “leaders” dropped dead tomorrow, would a nation care?  Would *I* care?  Life and Death are part of the natural course of things, but something about Jack’s death seems to have struck a chord with a great many Canadians.

I read this on Twitter, and I think that it says it better than I can…

Jack Layton, the best Prime Minister we never had…

Farewell, Jack…