Monday, August 22, 2011
The leader of Canada's New Democrats, Jack Layton, passed away today after a long struggle with cancer. In his final letter to the people of Canada, he shared one last thought filled with the warmth that endeared him to his nation: My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.