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Northern British Columbia reacts to Jack Layton's death

Across the country, Canadians are mourning the passing of federal NDP leader Jack Layton.

One family in Prince George will always have a special connection to Layton. Darlene Clark, her husband Colin and her daughter Lily attended Layton's campaign rally in Prince George last April. It turned Clark into an NDP supporter and her daughter had her photo taken with Layton. She explains what it was about the leader that touched her.

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Skeena - Bulkley MP Nathan Cullen says the loss of Layton is more about the loss of a friend than anything else.

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Jason Morris is a political science professor at the University of Northern British Columbia. He joined Daybreak North host Robert Doane to speak about Layton's impact on Canada and the legacy he leaves behind.

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You can find ongoing coverage of Layton's passing, including his letter to the country written shortly before his death, online at cbc.ca/news.

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