He was a politician I could truly admire: a man of integrity. How rare is that? And now he’s gone. What can I say?
OTTAWA – Federal NDP Leader Jack Layton died today, just months after leading his party to unprecedented success in the federal election campaign. He was 61.
The party issued a statement from Layton’s family.
“We deeply regret to inform you that The Honourable Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, passed away at 4:45 am today, Monday August 22,” said the statement from his wife, Olivia Chow, and two children, Sarah and Michael.
“He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and loved ones.”