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From Jack Layton’s final letter to the NDP constitution

The late NDP leader’s last words live on


 

An astute reader notes a similarity between Jack Layton’s last letter and the proposed new preamble for the NDP constitution.

First, here is how Mr. Layton began his concluding remarks to Canadians.

Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. We can be a better one – a country of greater equality, justice, and opportunity. We can build a prosperous economy and a society that shares its benefits more fairly. We can look after our seniors. We can offer better futures for our children. We can do our part to save the world’s environment.

And here is how the proposed new preamble begins.

Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. New Democrats are Canadians who believe we can be a better one – a country of greater equality, justice, and opportunity. We can build sustainable prosperity, and a society that shares its benefits more fairly. We can look after our seniors. We can offer better futures for our children. We can do our part to save the world’s environment. 

Here is what I wrote last year about the drafting of that final letter.


 

From Jack Layton’s final letter to the NDP constitution

  1. Canada’s left wing kooks missed a trick when they didn’t embalm Layton and build mausoleum for him in toronto, now all they have left to worship is Layton’s maudlin letter.

    • “…left wing kooks”.

      You’re really Don Cherry, right? You forgot “pinko”.

  2. Consistancy in messageing – worked for the other guys.