Statement: Sympathy and sadness at news of Jack Layton's passing

The Green Party of Canada offers deep sympathy and sadness
at the news of the death of one of Canada's leading political figures.
 The party, its members, candidates, staff and leader send sincere
condolences to the entire NDP family, Jack's family and most especially to
Jack's wife Olivia Chow. "I am deeply saddened by the untimely death of
Jack Layton.  Collectively, Canadian hearts are breaking," said Green
Leader Elizabeth May. "Jack will always be remembered for his unfailing
love of Canada
and his dedication to this country and its citizens."

Kieran Green
Director of Communications
Green Party of Canada