I would like to extend my cyber space condolences to Jack Layton's family, Olivia Chow and his children Sarah and Michael Layton.
The NDP leader, 61, passed away this morning after succumbing to a new form of cancer (http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/08/22/layton-obituary.html).
Although I am not an NDP supporter, I must commend Layton's passion for politics and social issues. His drive enabled him to lead his party to Official Opposition status this past May. He never gave up and fought for what he believed in.
The new NDP leader has big shoes to fill.