Jack Layton will be missed

Jack Layton demonstrated his political skill in taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the Liberals and Bloc.

Jack Layton demonstrated his political skill in taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the Liberals and Bloc.

He developed his party into a mass movement and used a combination of his popular support and behind-the-scenes intrigue to propel himself into the official opposition.

Furthermore, he raised the profile of national socialism, showed how a modern “civilized” country could behave, and created a virtual certainty that he would be misjudged by opponents.

His shoes will not be easily filled.

William Perry

Victoria