Statement from Fin Donnelly on death of Jack Layton

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of The Honourable Jack Layton, Leader of the New Democratic Party. My thoughts are with Jack's wife Olivia, his children Mike and Sarah and the rest of Jack's family. Today Canada has lost a great political leader. It was Jack's leadership and boundless energy that encouraged me to run as Member of Parliament. He inspired all of us to fight for our beliefs with courage, determination and optimism. His legacy will carry on through all who strive to make Canada a better place.


Fin ushered into the House of Commons for the first time in November 2009  by then NDP Whip Yvon Godin and NDP Leader Jack Layton