With the death of Jack Layton brings a time for those to reflect. Those who do not know him don't take the time to think about his political beliefs and contributions. Personally, I feel pride in our current Prime Minister to give him a State funeral without question. I was happy to see it done.
Jack Layton represents the NDP party in actuality, having written books (has anyone actually read one??- hope so if you love him :p) and making and ideal of "caring for everyone equally".
I personally do not believe that Jack Layton was able to care for everybody. (Definitely not with respecting women :p.)
Hey got to give the man props for attempting to do something politically within Canada.