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Montreal Simon: Remembering Jack Layton: One Year Later

I was sorry I couldn't make it to this tribute to Jack Layton.

And that I didn't get a chance to scrawl a message on that huge wall at City Hall as I did a year ago.

But I was happy to see that somebody wrote what I probably would have written:Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Remembering Jack Layton: One Year Later

Montreal Simon: Jack Layton and the Little Tree

Well I see that although we only just said goodbye to Jack Layton, our classy media is already beating their tin drum over who will replace him.And so are quite a few Liberal bloggers. Which seems rather crass, considering the timin… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Jack Layton and the Little Tree

Montreal Simon: Saying Goodbye to Jack: The Video

I almost missed Jack’s funeral. But luckily I didn’t because it was a true gathering of the clan… or the Jack Nation.And though it was of course a sad occasion because he was taken too young. It was also a chance to celebrate his life. And we su… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Saying Goodbye to Jack: The Video

Montreal Simon: Hanging Out With the Jack Nation: My Video

I wasn’t able to pay my last respects to Jack Layton today. When I went on my lunch break the line was just too long.But I did spend some time with the Jack Nation at City Hall, and once again it was an awesome sight.If only he could have seen it. Watc… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Hanging Out With the Jack Nation: My Video

Montreal Simon: The Jack Nation and the Promised Land

I found the sight of Jack Layton leaving the House of Commons for the last time incredibly moving.The cannons blasting, the people clapping, the bells playing “Imagine.”And when the funeral cortege crossed the bridge into Quebec, so Jack could say a la… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Jack Nation and the Promised Land