August 22, 2011: Ottawa

I just received the sad news that Jack Layton has passed away.  On behalf of my family as well as the American people I want to express our sorrow to Jack’s wife Olivia Chow, his family, and his friends and supporters across Canada. 

I will never forget the image of Jack campaigning as the happy warrior.  His energy, enthusiasm and passion for politics and for the Canadian people were undeniable.  Something I will never forget. A standard for all of us.



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