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CEC mourns the loss of Jack Layton

August 25, 2011

Ottawa, August 23, 2011. The Canadian Ethnocultural Council, (CEC) its members and supporters are saddened by the passing of the Honourable Jack Layton, Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition and Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada.

Mr. Layton was a perceptive leader, aware of the common person's struggles, a champion of social justice and equality. His inclusive approach to community work and politics focused on bringing people of all backgrounds together with the common goal of making Canada a better place for all. He will be missed, but his final words of optimism and courage will resonate as guiding principles for a long time to come.

The CEC extends deepest condolences to the Layton family, his wife
Ms. Olivia Chow, their friends and colleagues.

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The CEC is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of national ethnocultural organizations. The CEC works to promote the understanding of the multicultural reality of Canada thereby ensuring equal opportunity and dignity for all Canadians regardless of race, religion, ethnicity and ancestry, as defined in The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and The Canadian Multiculturalism Act.

For further information please contact Anna Chiappa, Executive Director or
Lou Sekulovski, President, 613 230-3867 ext 224

For more information contact:
Anna Chiappa
Executive Director
The Canadian Ethnocultural Council
Phone: 613 230-3867

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