Goodbye Jack

Today we Canadians lost a great man! Jack Layton wasn’t just the NDP leader, he was visionary, a man of great potential and most importantly, a man who inspired hope in many.

This year was my first year getting involved in politics. I’ve voted in every election since my 18th b-day however this time it was different. Jack drew me in as a Canadian citizen and made me feel like my vote actually meant something. His passion was contagious as was his personality.

It’s rare to find someone with who can portray desire, passion, motivation, determination and hope so well through a camera or news article. But he did it. It’s unfortunate that he had to go early but we should also consider ourselves lucky to have gotten to witness and in many know such a great person!

Thank you goes out to him for his courage and convictions! He never gave up! My condolences go out to his loved ones. Not an easy loss. A great man, taken far too soon!

“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.” – Jack Layton

He sure changed ours.

DRJV

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