Don’t let them tell you it can’t be done.

Canada mourns the loss of a truly great man, NDP Leader Jack Layton.  You may not agree with his party or his political view, but you can’t argue that he didn’t do all that he could for Canada.

He wrote an open letter to all of Canada on August 20, 2011, 2 days before he died.  It was one of the most honest and inspiring letters that I have read from a politician and I hope that we, as a whole country, can take his words and try to make our country the best it can be.

He will be honoured at a rare state funeral, generally reserved for Prime Ministers & Governor Generals.  It will be this Saturday, August 27 at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto.  I will be there to pay my respects.

May you rest in peace.