Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

August 23, 2011 17:09 ET

Statement From the Commissioner of Official Languages Following the Death of Jack Layton

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2011) - It was with great sadness that I learned of Jack Layton's death. He believed strongly in Canada's linguistic duality, and his support will be missed. His contagious energy and enthusiasm marked political life. Canadians everywhere were moved and inspired by the courage he demonstrated during his battle with cancer, and his memory will be one of unending optimism. During his lifetime, Jack Layton fought to make our country a better place for Canadians of all walks of life. He will remain an inspiration for future generations.

Graham Fraser

Commissioner of Official Languages

Contact Information

  • Nelson Kalil
    Manager, Media Relations
    Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
    613 995-0374
    Cellular: 613 324-0999
    nelson.kalil@ocol-clo.gc.ca