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Quebec remembers "le bon Jack"

Radio Noon hears from callers and people on the streets of Montreal - all shocked and saddened by the news of the death of the NDP leader on Monday morning.

Two NDP MPs talk about the huge orange shift he brought about in Quebec. Hélène Laverdière who defeated Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe remembers Layton's excitement on election night.

We also hear from his opponents across the chamber and their admiration for his drive and courage as he battled prostate cancer.

His former teacher at McGill, Charles Taylor, says he was honoured to learn that Layton considered him an influentual force in his political life.

Civil rights lawyer Julius Grey tells Radio Noon he found Layton "refreshing" because of his optimism. He thinks Layton's optimistic approach to politics will live on.

 

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