Archived - Statement from the Commissioner of Official Languages following the death of Jack Layton

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Ottawa, August 23, 2011 - It was with great sadness that I learned of Jack Layton’s death. He believed strongly in Canada’s linguistic duality, and his support will be missed. His contagious energy and enthusiasm marked political life. Canadians everywhere were moved and inspired by the courage he demonstrated during his battle with cancer, and his memory will be one of unending optimism. During his lifetime, Jack Layton fought to make our country a better place for Canadians of all walks of life. He will remain an inspiration for future generations.   

Graham Fraser
Commissioner of Official Languages

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