Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Jack Layton

Last night, instead of working on the translation with a rapidly approaching due date, I spent the evening trying to explain the Canadian political system to U through my tears.

Early in the morning of August 22, Jack Layton, the Leader of the Opposition, lost his battle with Cancer. Canada lost a great man and a great politician. Even those who did not agree with his politics admired the man and recognize the loss. But I just couldn't explain it all to U. He just didn't understand. It is at times like these that I get homesick...

You will be missed Jack, across Canada and around the world.


For those of you who don't know who Jack was, here is just a sampling of what is being said:



And in his own words:


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