Monday, August 22, 2011

SFL Statement on the passing of Jack Layton

Saskatchewan Federation Labour
Monday, August 22, 2011

It is with great sadness that many members of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour learn of the passing of NDP Leader Jack Layton. A dedicated family man, a committed activist for social change, and a proud political figure never too busy for a smile and a conversation, Jack will be missed by family, friends, and colleagues across the nation.

"Jack Layton was a tireless advocate for the betterment of our way of life in Canada, a passionate leader, and a good person," said Larry Hubich, President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour. "Our nation is a better place for his efforts and he will be sorely missed."

Under Jack’s leadership, the Federal New Democratic Party reached levels of success that were unprecedented in our nation. Year after year, and election after election, Mr. Layton continued to put the concerns of working families in Canada on the national agenda.

"On behalf of the members of the SFL, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Jack’s family during this very difficult time. His contributions to the way of life that we enjoy in Canada will not be forgotten, and his legacy will live on."

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