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Jack Layton

Born: 1950-07-18 - Died: 2011-08-22
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Death Summary: Jack Layton announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer on February 5, 2010. His father had suffered from the same type of cancer 17 years earlier, and successfully recovered from it. He vowed to defeat cancer and said that it would not interrupt his duties as a member of Parliament or leadership responsibilities for the NDP.

On July 25, 2011 Layton announced that he would be taking a temporary leave from his post. Less than a month after his leave, he passed away at 4:45 a.m. ET at his Toronto, Ontario home.

Who was Jack Layton : Layton was a Canadian social democratic politician and the leader of the Official Opposition in the Canadian Parliament. He lead the New Democratic Party from 2003 - 2011. Occasionally he served as acting mayor and deputy mayor of Toronto while on the City Council. He was also the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Toronto from 2004 - his death in 2011.
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14 Signatures in Jack Layton's guestbook

  1. Max Shindler Says:

    Thank you Jack for all your efforts on our behalf.

  2. shawn Says:

    sorry to hear of the passing of mr. jack layton. i was never a big fan politicaly but respected his views and his role in a democratic world we live in. my prayers r with u jack and ur wife and family.rip jack

  3. Lovelei Dunque Says:

    Thank you Mr. Jack Layton for all your hardwork and dedication. I had been a loyal supporter and believer of your cause ever since I came to Toronto in 2003. You will be missed. Bless your soul. Peace be with your family,

  4. Subas BK Says:

    Date: August 22, 2011
    Dear Jack’s family, NDP family all the Canadian,
    It was with a great sense of loss when I heard of JACK LAYTON death. I wanted to let you know that you all are with my greatest sympathy and my heart is truly saddened.
    We know that his passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of all the Canadian. He will always remain within our and country’s hearts.
    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With the deepest sympathy,
    SUBAS BK, New Canadian (Brampton, Ontario)

  5. To a special person Says:

    I am so saddened to hear of such a great person and his family hurting from such heart ache. I send my condolenses to his family and wife. Although he is gone, he remains in all our prayers and hearts from here on.

  6. Eva Says:

    My condolences to Mr.Jack Layton’s family.

  7. Jene Says:

    Jack’s spirit lives on in many Canadians. We need more politicians like him. More action, less BS!!!

  8. Andrea Says:

    I am so sorry that this has happened to such a wonderful and profound person that has done so much for Canada. I am so sorry for his family who misses him more and more each day. We do need more people in politics like him.

    R.I.P Jack

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  10. djkatafal Says:

    Dieu n’a pas de blackberry, mais il est mon contact favoris…il n’a pas de facebook, mais c’est mon meilleur ami; il n’a pas de twitter, mais je le suis….malgres qu’il n’a pas d’internet; je suis toujours connnectée avec lui!!! Colle le sur ton mur si tu crois que Dieu es grand!!!!!!! you will always be missing rest in peace from people that love

  11. hamzah Says:

    i love him so much

  12. Glen Guerin Says:

    As the competition for your replacement is in full swing it makes me wonder if they will elect someone as honest and fair as you. I know your watching so please guide your supporters to make the right decision.

  13. Cam Says:

    I was super bummed when he died Layton was the only guy I ever voted for now I don’t know who to vote for, he always seemed so cool and well humored .

  14. Jack Ross Says:

    Canada sends observers to monitor the Presidential elections of other third world countries. In the Ukraine, Egypt, Honduras, Mexico, Canada has played a pinnacle role in ensuring elections were fair and legal. What does this scandal do to our reputation as a nation? Just do as we say, not as we do? This is a real big joke to someone out there.


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