Monday, 5 September 2011

Quotes: Jack Layton

"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." -- Jack Layton*

*Jack Layton (1950-2011) wrote this love letter to Canadians in the final days of his life and it was published on August 22, 2011, the day of his death. He was the leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the Official Opposition in our federal Canadian government. This was the first time in history that the NDP held this role. Jack Layton was much loved by Canadians from all political persuasions and he is missed. Given that today is Labour Day here in Canada, I thought it would be appropriate to share this quote from a leader who fought for the rights of workers.

1 comment:

Judy Martin said...

Jack Layton was a hero for us.

Very appropriate that you quote him on labour day - and I love this quote.

May we change the world.