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Watch our video of the Celebration of Love, Hope and Optimism concert in Nathan Phillips Square: Dear Jack
Même éteint, Jack, vous illuminez le Canada du nouveau rêve américain : "les différences" comme berceau d'une nation résiliente et digne de confiance. Soyez fier d'avoir mis sur notre route des individus, des familles prêtes à changer le monde !
#DearJack the one politician that every Canadian called by first name. missed always, celebrated forever.
par la patiente et l'écoute et en gardant en mémoire son courage
sa sensibilté et son sourire.
Thank you, Jack, for inspiring a country (and me!). You are truly missed and although my heart aches I am comforted by the continued outpouring of support. Together we will make a better Canada. Your legacy lives on, thank you for your tireless work.
Salut Jack. Merci pour tout, je me souviens: "L’amour est cent fois meilleur que la haine. L’espoir est meilleur que la peur. L’optimisme est meilleur que le désespoir."
When I was 13 I would drop off NDP Flyers into peoples mail boxes. He was the one I couldn't wait to vote for. We can not forget his message about love, hope and optimism. I wish I could have met him.
I’m remembering a man whose leadership was exemplified by its strength and integrity; a man who fought tirelessly for the inclusion of all. I’m remembering Jack and hope that my small contribution will prove to be representative of his mentorship.
One year ago I stood in line with my 2 month old son to pay my respects to a great man whose legacy inspires the way I teach my children about the world, love, equality and our great country. We miss you so much Jack.
You expressed succinctly what I try each day to model for my students. In a very complex world your message is an ideal worth aiming for. Your resolute egalitarianism was admirable. You are missed.
250 characters doesn't seem like enough to really express how much you mean to Canadians. There is a new generation of us coming to take charge in Ottawa, and that is thanks to you Jack, you were and remain to be Canada's greatest warrior. Miss you
Merci Jack d'être encore aujourd'hui, une source d'inspiration pour tout un peuple.
To my generation you were the politician we connected with – your bike, your sarcasm – the trustache! More importantly you believed change was possible. Your life ignited a generation of activists, hoping to live our lives in love, hope & optimism.
Like my father at 61, you were taken from me, and all of us, far too young. And just like my father, I'm grateful for the time I had with you and learning from you.
With much love and affection, I thank you.
A year today you had to go
One of the saddest days I will ever know
Watched our country to see it react
You asked us all to love and act
Canadians replied with tears and chalk
You've inspired us to walk the walk
Tansi Jack. Thinking of you with gratitude today. Thank you for standing up for Aboriginal people and other under-represented communities. You continue to inspire me to help our communities find their voices.
You shook my daughter's hand when she was four and took the time to talk to her. She's growing up to be a politically aware kid. Another activist is born.
Dear Jack, Your legacy will last forever. 浩氣長存.
Jack, you keep me inspired to want to still work to change the World and make it a better place for all of us. I love you, Jack!
“The Man Who Would Be Prime Minister”
36″ x 36″
oil on panel
I created this piece to celebrate the life and politics of the late honourable Jack Layton. May his legacy live on…
Honoring Jack on his birthday! with the second edition of Jack Layton: Art in Action out later this month from QuattroBooks.ca! and songs: a show on Gathering Voices, CHRW 04.9 FM July 30 6:30 pm http://chrwradio.ca/content/groundwire-making-contact.
I found out in the Globe & Mail 12/31/11 that William Steeves was a maternal ancestor of the Layton family. My grandma Mary Steeves, my mom, Beatrice Steeves and Aunt, Jean Steeves were related to Jack. I am so proud to think I was related to Jack
Jack – your actions still live. In every speech, presentation I do on health, community organizing, social justice I show a pic of you in action! Here you are at Tent City (thanks Ed Bil for pic)
People walk the ‘Jack’ walk on Jane’s Walk Day in Toronto. Here is Mike Layton leading it and helping people understand how you and Olivia made City Hall one for the people, as he does now!
everyone misses you Jack, you were, and still are, a true inspiration to Canadians to help make this a better Country. there is no doubt you would have been the next Prime Minister, your inspiration gets me through these tough times with hope. thanks
Without knowing me, Jack always spoke to me. He listened to what I had to say (email) and replied, He shared his thoughts & wisdom on my inquiry no matter the topic.
I try to remember that when speaking with others!
I want more ‘Jack’ in my life.
Your legacy means the world to me and countless other NDP members and Canadians alike. I hope you celebrated your birthday fondly with Tommy Douglas, your family and other members of the NDP. Rest Well Jack.
Jack has left us in body, but not in spirit.
Never in the history of Canada has a leader shown as much love for the people as Jack has. He gave us something to believe in. More than anything, he taught us how to fight.
Jack Layton IS a true hero.
Your strength of spirit and unfailing optimism has had a lasting impact on my life. I have your parting sentiment about love, hope and optimism is on my computer and I read it every day.
Pour immortaliser sa mémoire le jour de sa mort, soit le 22 août 2011, je suis allée faire inscrire en hommage sur ma canne : À la mémoire de Jack Layton 22 août 2011.
C’est d’abord grâce à ton inspirant livre “Des idées pour les gens d’ici”, que j’avais lu au secondaire, puis après t’avoir rencontré plusieurs fois, que je suis toujours animée à propager tes idées encore aujourd’hui. Merci.
On way to #btfd Labour Day & the song that ended Jack Layton’s funeral & #DearJack celebration “Rise Up” plays. Fitting.
You were a fighter, I was a kid against the world, I heard that there’s nothing gonna hold you down. #dearjack
Lauryn Rae Dawson
Jack Layton’s granddaughter Beatrice. More memorable than any speech I heard that day. http://t.co/ZaHj2E50 #dearjack #ndp #cdnpoli
Thank you, for leading progressives to their largest victory. Deeply compassionate, genuine -hopeful – he fought earnestly for the things that matter. He answered our desperate calls for dignity and statesmanship. Loved and remembered Dear |Cher Jack
Thx @FongPageNews 4 pic of Jack Layton, @bmasonndp & I in #yeg, 2010. Made me proud to be a fundraiser. #DearJack #NDP http://t.co/dnTY6993
As a member of the NDP, I was very proud to vote Jack as my leader. When I saw Jack at the 2007 Labour Day Parade he told me that I should run as a candidate for him in the future. I ran in 2008, and in 2011. He was my mentor, friend, and inspiration