Today Canada lost a great man today. In a world where politicians are known for their lies and games it was always refreshing to hear Jack Layton speak. He was passionate about Canada and strived to make it a better place for all of us. He believed in the youth of Canada and their ability to make a difference. To vote, to influence, to affect change...to be the change.
I don't think it matters is you are green, red, orange or blue in moments like these. Jack you shaped Canada's past, present and future. Your impact will not be forgotten.
And finally, to all Canadians: Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. We can be a better one – a country of greater equality, justice, and opportunity. We can build a prosperous economy and a society that shares its benefits more fairly. We can look after our seniors. We can offer better futures for our children. We can do our part to save the world’s environment. We can restore our good name in the world. 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.
Jack's full letter to Canada