Early this morning, the leader of the Federal NDP, Jack Layton, passed away from a battle with cancer. He left a letter which you can see here, and it's safe to say that he will be missed. I've never been a huge fan of his, but in the past year I've really come to appreciate his strength, courage, and good humour. I think the 2011 Federal elections were the best that he has ever had and I was very, very pleased to see the NDP get the results they did, even though I didn't vote for them.
I hope that his final words to Canadians in his letter go on to inspire all of us to work towards building a better country and a better world.