Monday, August 22, 2011
Today one of Canada's political leaders passed away. I was never a huge supporter of his party, and often disagreed with his political views on many levels. Nevertheless, he did something which few people have the courage or stamina for: he tried to change things for the better, in the face of constant public scrutiny, while fighting cancer.
And so I tip my hat to you, Jack, and thank you for your efforts during life, and for your parting words upon your death. They apply to me, and I am sure to any one who will read this.
"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 Layton (1950-2011)
Read the full text of his last letter here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/08/22/pol-layton-last-letter.html