“This country has suffered a terrible loss,” said Furlong. “Jack Layton was an honourable and inspiring politician who fought tirelessly, even in the face of illness, to make this country a better and safer place for all Canadians. His family, friends, and colleagues should take comfort in knowing that his fight for ordinary Canadians will continue, and his legacy will live on in the millions of people he inspired.”

For further information, contact:
Joanne Metcalfe
Communications Consultant, NAPE
P: (709) 570-2501
C: (709) 730-3228
E: jmetcalfe@nape.nf.ca