Our local politicians have started to eulogize the late, great Jack Layton.
Frances Nunziata, who worked with Layton on City Council, said,
It’s very sad, and my prayers go out to the family I really thought he was going to beat this. He was very strong, a very strong man…. He was a good politician, one of the best.
Laura Albanese posted on Facebook:
My thoughts and condolences are with Jack Layton’s family today. Very sad news.
Mike Sullivan, our MP, spoke to the Sun News network. He stayed on message and generally stuck to politics. Sullivan said, “He was always supportive… He was a great motivator. We’re really going to miss him. He was part of the glue that held the party together.”
He went on to say, “Jack was always determined…. That sense of determination is what we all feel. We are now determined to create a better Canada”. “Nationally”, he said, “we have to go on with our attempts to keep the Harper government in check.”