Jack Layton was one of the most influential Canadians to have never led the country. He tried.

A great prime minister Canada never had. How sad for all of us?

Who do you think is the greatest prime minister we’ve never had?
 

Jack Layton: Party For Sale or Rent
 

 
Raffi singing Jack Layton’s words in “Letter to a Nation.”
 

 

Jack Layton: “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair,” he wrote. “So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”

Layton’s last words: ‘Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear’