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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.
MT TY for picture. “@zengarden17: At #DearJack with @AnneMarieBatten and @andreahorwath. http://t.co/T0XuLBfn” #ondp #StreetNurse
Anne Marie Batten
Remembering #JackLayton today — wish I could be in Toronto for the celebration #DearJack
@ChrisUHB Didn’t that Jack guy croak? #DearJack #ArcticTour
@ChrisUHB I couldn’t take the guy when he lived but the efforts to canonize the bugger just make me wretch … #DearJack #ArcticTour
“Jack Layton was the reason I started voting.” That says it all, right there. #DearJack http://t.co/0lIAylau
Grief, love and politics – on Jack Layton’s last letter #dearjack
Companero y Revoluntario Jack Vive en Paz Celebramos tu vida de peliar por justica social solidaridad y egualidad Hasta La Victoria Siempre Venceremos
Mauricio Arenas Clerc
I will wear a large Jack Layton button all day today and tell people everywhere as I travel all over Kelowna, B.C. about it being one year. I talk politics every day and when they say bad politicians I say Tommy Douglas and Jack Layton—–period–
All good and decent people miss you like crazy. I miss you like crazy and keep trying, for you, to be a good and decent person.
Beautiful MT @j5morris @oliviachow I was so inspired by your strength. I had to make a video http://t.co/GTEC7n4m #DearJack #cdnpoli #NDP