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NEWS RELEASE · 22nd August 2011
Office of The Premier
Premier Clark's statement on passing of Jack Layton

Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement today:

"It was with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of federal New Democrat Party leader Jack Layton.

"A passionate Canadian, Jack Layton was a tireless advocate and his energy, dedication and intelligence have been at the service of Canadians since his days as a municipal politician.

"Mr. Layton inspired Canadians during his first battle with cancer and we were all behind him during his second courageous fight.

"He was a dedicated public servant who earned the respect of Canadians for his clear desire to build a better country and his constant goodwill.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Olivia and the entire Layton family."