I blogged about the election not too long ago, and most will remember my absolute love and respect for Jack Layton. He brought his party to a new high, becoming Official Opposition, shattering a record number or seats and breaking through in a province that is notoriously hard to break.
Today, Jack Layton lost his battle with cancer at age 61. I’d be lying if I said that this doesn’t hurt. Many of us across the country are feeling it and there are so many things that will be missed. He was the kind of progressive that this country needed, and it’s hard to think that anyone would be able to fill his shoes.
This is really hard to write for me, so I’ll leave it to Jack Layton himself, in a letter he released shortly before his death.