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Book of Condolences to Jack Layton’s Family Opened at City Hall

August 22, 2011 – A Book of Condolences will be opened at City Hall on Tuesday afternoon to allow community members to pay their respects to the Honourable Jack Layton, Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition, who died on Monday from cancer.

“Jack Layton was heroic in the face of cancer and though he has lost the battle, he has inspired the country to live with hope and optimism that cancer will be defeated,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “His service to his country has been exemplary and he will be missed. On behalf of City Council and the citizens of Thunder Bay, our heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and colleagues of Mr. Layton.”

The flags at City Hall will fly at half mast until after Mr. Layton’s funeral to recognize his contributions to Canada.

The Book of Condolences will be available for signing in the lobby of City Hall, 500 Donald St. East, starting at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 23 until Friday, Sept. 2.

The Book with its messages will be forwarded to Mr. Layton’s family.

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Contact: Sheelagh Hendrick, Deputy City Clerk, 625-2236