Jack Layton 1950-2011

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Layton was a visionary politician who campaigned for progress and social democracy. In his career, he spearheaded campaigns to stop violence against women, provide a living wage, promote environmental sustainability, raise funding for HIV/Aids, and grant asylum to conscientious objectors to the Iraq war.

He is shown here at the victory rally in Toronto after the historic 2011 federal election in which Layton's NDP vaulted itself into official opposition for the fist time.

Just months later, he died of Cancer.

His final words were released after his death:

"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."

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  • Alwyn Scott Turner

    Alwyn Scott Turner gave props (28 Oct 2011):

    The human race needs heroes like Jack Layton...and this documentary image and words of praise by Brody Day is an important historical record that the truth he believed in was passed on to someone else who cared for humanity...and that is the message not being heard in the controlled media that suppresses dissent and conspires to destroy the idea of love...prevents peace and subverts justice in the world. People are awakening from their brainwash of denial. The hope for humanity resides in the images and words of people like Jack Layton and Brodie Day...whose truthful words and images speak out as beacons of light to those that dwell in fear and the blind silence of consent to injustice.

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