The Town of Oakville has a condolence book available to be signed in the Town Hall front foyer for people to express their sympathy in memory of Jack Layton, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada and Her Majesty’s Official Opposition, who passed away this week.
“Mr. Layton was a tireless advocate for social justice,” said Mayor Burton. “His absence will be deeply felt across Canada and beyond. He will be remembered for his strength of character and his dedication to public service.”
The public can access Town Hall (1225 Trafalgar Road) on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The condolence book will be available until Tuesday, September 6, 2011 and subsequently sent to the Layton family. Flags at Town Hall have also been lowered to half mast and will remain lowered until the end of his funeral.
Additionally, Terence Young, MP for Oakville, announces that starting today, books of condolence in remembrance of Jack Layton will be available for signing at his Oakville constituency office located at 165 Cross Avenue, Suite 104 (across from the Oakville GO Station).
“Jack Layton was a dedicated, energetic, and passionate person,” says Terence.
“Having these books available at my office allows people in Oakville to pay tribute
to him with their own thoughts, prayers and memories.”