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Tell us: On the anniversary of his death, what was Jack Layton's true legacy for Canada?

Jack Layton.

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Jack Layton, the former NDP Leader, Leader of the Opposition and Toronto city councillor died of cancer one year ago this week. His life was celebrated in a state funeral, a rarity for Canadian politicians who are not prime minister or governor-general.

We want to hear your views: what do you think will be his greatest legacy?

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Chris Hannay is assistant editor in The Globe's Ottawa bureau and author of the daily Politics newsletter. Previously, he was The Globe and Mail's digital politics editor, community editor for news and sports (working with social media and digital engagement) and a homepage editor. More


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