The NDP loses a beloved leader who took his party to new heights, the “Little Guy” loses a tenacious and constant defender, and Canada loses a politician of extremely rare integrity:
Jack Layton, who earlier this year led his party to an unexpected victory over the Liberals to become the official opposition party for the first time in its 50-year history, died Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 61.
You can express your condolences at the NDP website.
UPDATE: Written 2 days ago, Jack Layton’s last letter to Canadians.