If Canada would vote for a PM and a MP instead of simply voting for an MP, this man would have been the PM. I remember seeing him jump for joy from Gretzky's bar in Toronto when Crosby scored the Golden Goal. He was a normal Canadian with normal Canadian values and that's how he wanted to be, class all the way. The way he ended his last letter totally amazed me and those last lines will stay in my head for a long time.
This came as a huge surprise to me. I just got back home two days ago after being out of the country for over a month so I had no idea his condition was so bad. It really hit hard when I learned about his passing this morning.
I think that before a great politician, he was more so a great man. Agree or not with his beliefs, no one could trash Layton, he was that damn likeable. Such a huge loss for this country, he'll be missed.