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Revisiting Jack Layton's Letter to Canadians

During the Leadership convention of the NDP, I heard Olivia Chow use Jack's Legacy in the future tense.  Reminding us to carry it forward. Let the task transcend the individual egos of candidates, news show hosts and media interests.  This is more than entertainment. This is deeper than the sound bite, and the playing field is much wider than the convention centre.  We all have a part to play in that legacy. Choosing a leader is just the start. We must support whoever is chosen to bring our ideals to a troubled world.
August 20, 2011 Toronto, Ontario

Dear Friends,

Tens of thousands of Canadians have written to me in recent weeks to wish me well. I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughtful, inspiring and often beautiful notes, cards and gifts. Your spirit and love have lit up my home, my spirit, and my determination.

Unfortunately my treatment has not worked out as I hoped. So I am giving this letter to my partner Olivia to share with you in the circumstance …

A message from Ta'Kaiya

Please watch this video of Ta'Kaiya Blaney's beautifully sung incantation to protect the environment.  In spite of our dependance on oil and industry this admonition must not be overlooked as naive. Her youth is a testimony to the clarity of a mind not yet corrupted.

If you want to know more about Ta'Kaiya Blaney visit this CBC site.