“To young Canadians: There are great challenges before you, from the overwhelming nature of climate change to the unfairness of an economy that excludes so many from our collective wealth, and the changes necessary to build a more inclusive and generous Canada. I believe in you. Your energy, your vision, your passion for justice are exactly what this country needs today. You need to be at the heart of our economy, our political life, and our plans for the present and the future.”—
Jack Layton speaks to young Canadians in his final letter to the country.
R.I.P. Jack Layton (July 18, 1950 – August 22, 2011)
Slinn and I saw Mr. Mangum in Toronto’s Trinity St. Paul Church. The folks from Elf Power opened up and then backed Jeff up with horns and clarinet every couple of songs. Jeff played “Engine” for the encore. It was magical.