NDP leader Jack Layton passes away at 61

NDP leader Jack Layton passes away at 61

R.I.P. Jack Layton (Image: Matt Jiggins) 

We’re deeply saddened to learn that federal NDP leader Jack Layton lost his second battle with cancer this morning, according to a press release issued by his wife, NDP MP Olivia Chow, and children. Support and consolation for the beloved leader’s family is pouring in from all corners of the country—from nearly every media outlet and across the social media sphere—and we wanted to share our condolences, too. Regardless of political stripe, the charismatic and determined former Toronto city councillor will certainly be missed.