Jack Layton funeral videos: Stephen Lewis eulogy; Steven Page sings "Hallelujah"
Two of the highlights of Jack Layton's televised funeral were Stephen Lewis's eulogy and singer Steven Page's rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic "Halleluhah".
Canada's former ambassador to the UN, Stephen Lewis, talks about Jack Layton.
Former Barenaked Ladies member Steven Page sings "Hallelujah".
Former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff was at yesterday's funeral. Here's what he posted on his Facebook page this morning:
At Jack Layton’s funeral service at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, I thought, yes we are separate families, separate traditions, and yes, we’ve fought each other over the years, but now sitting together in the same hall, isn’t it obvious how much we have in common?
The words we care about—generosity, justice, hope—they care about them too. We don’t own these words and they don’t own them either. These values are bigger than all of us, bigger than our divisions and our arguments.
It was good to put the past behind us for an afternoon and imagine what the future of our country might look like if we put those values first.