Statement on the third anniversary of Jack Layton’s passing

“Three years after his tragic death, Jack Layton continues to inspire Canadians across the country.

“Jack changed the face of Canadian politics, and reached out to Canadians from every walk of life. On this bittersweet anniversary, Ontario’s New Democrats join all Canadians to honour the achievements and celebrate the life of an inspiring mentor, and mark the too-soon passing of our dear friend.

“Let us honour Jack’s memory by heeding his call for love, hope and optimism each and every day.”