Jack Layton's final public words: "Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear."

Jack Layton, the leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, died yesterday. Jack knew he was going, and so he wrote a beautiful, stirring open letter to Canada, to his party, to his caucus, and to the world. Here are his last public words: "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world."

Jack Layton's letter to Canadians

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