Jack died 22 hours ago. Like many I was stunned. I thought I had prepared for the news I knew in my heart it would likely come soon.I had my fingers crossed, I guess I wanted him back soon
He was an original. He was there for all of us. A man who practised what he preached. A recurring theme from folks in other political parties today was that Jack would fight hard on something, but he was always approachable.
Maybe the reason Jack has a State Funeral is that Prime Minister Stephen Harper could see it would be just wrong not to have one. Jack will be the first leader of the opposition to be granted a state funeral.
Jack and Olivia have one more public event to get through. And so do we.
Here is a link to those who have received State Funerals.