So a friend on facebook mentioned that right wing Canadians are attacking Jack Layton on the day of his death. I searched on google and found this. I was only mildly surprised to hear about right wingers being so awful...but then I saw who did it.
Christie Blackford of the National Post belittled the public's outpouring of support. In one of our national newspapers. Less than 12 hours after the death of the man. I mean, I can honestly say I hate Stephen Harper, even I would wait at least a few days before saying such a thing.
Even worse, though, was this. Go ahead, read it, it'll only take a second. This classless asshole, editor of the Calgary Sun (the worst newspaper in Canada, bar none) had the NERVE to bring up the bawdy house allegations (never an issue in reality, used as a baseless smear against Layton earlier this year) the day of his fucking death. I'm sorry for the bad language, this person deserves it. And worse. I don't really have anything to say aside from that I hope both these classless bastards deserve to be fired.
Jack Layton was a personal hero of mine. I never met the man, but he inspired me very deeply. I worked for the local New Democrat campaign a few years ago (for candidate Brent Bush for Kootenay-Columbia, who later went independent), and have identified with the party ever since I matured, politically. That coincided with Layton taking the reins of the NDP. The man was a hero of the working class and will be missed. That's about all I can say without getting overly emotional...this is a sad day for Canada.