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A Tribute to Jack

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I didn’t know Jack Layton personally. Like many Canadians–particularly Torontonians, I have met him a few times and and shook his hand at public appearances.

His legacy for the readers of First Reference Talks is significant. He was a leader. He fought for the rights of working people and spoke up on difficult human rights issues in our community. He faced, head-on, challenges that business and organizational leaders face on a daily basis. He was a fighter and leaders everywhere will do well to follow his example.

Jack  led his party to a phenomenal feat in Canadian politics. Sadly he won’t be with us to savour the taste of this record-breaking success. He was one of my heroes and I am just too sad to write about ordinary things today.

Please return to First Reference Talks tomorrow when life returns to normal.

Andrew Lawson

Learn don’t Litigate
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Andrew Lawson

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Andrew Lawson is a human rights and health and safety trainer and advisor, currently consulting to both the federal and Ontario governments. Since 1996, he has conducted extensive legal research in the areas of human rights and occupational health and safety law. He has worked in the people management business for over 25 years. Read more
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