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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jack's Gone, Now What ?

It was with much dismay and sadness that Canadians learned of the death of  Mr. Jack Layton,   husband of Olivia,  a father, a friend of average Canadians and families,  and clearly a highly- respected statesman.  He was many things, but  he was also the  leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada.   

The first thing that most people will tell you is that Jack was successful at what he did, leading the party that became "official opposition" in the last  Federal election. He tossed  the arrogant  Liberal Party into the twilight zone of political parties,  close to  non-party status.   The fact that he also took Quebec by storm, virtually wiping out the  separatist Bloc Quebecois  is worthy of note.

With that brief but heady success  and facing a  Harper Progressive Conservative majority in the House of Commons,  Jack bravely took on cancer head-to-head for the second time and lost.  
 A state funeral soon to be held will honour Jack.
R.I.P, Jack Layton
May your family stay strong  and receive comfort in their faith and your memory.

Jack's gone, now what ?

The fact is, I believe that politicizing anyone's death is a bad thing to do and is  thoughtless.  Regardless of one's political affiliation, now is not the time to speculate on the meaning of his " final note" or any other political consideration. 

AT  this time,  at Incoming Bytes  we encourage all Canadians to show respect and reflect kindly upon the  memory of a  great Canadian that  truly earned  the respect of all Canadians.

That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.

1 comment:

  1. how considerate of you to encourage people to leave a breathing hole in the crowd of well wishers, reporters and others. the media has held a tight stranglehold on the "right to know" theory of public attention.
    reminding readers that respect is of the essence is an act of kindness.
    the news had not transpired south, but thank you for the mention..and reverence.


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