National Post

Layton’s casket arrives in OttawaTears flowed Wednesday as Jack Layton arrived in the nation’s capital for the final time.As a bagpiped lament filled the air, an honour guard of Mounties carried the late NDP leader’s Canadian-flag-draped casket from a hearse into a foyer of Parliament, where he will lie in state for the next two days.The hearse carrying Layton, who died Monday after his second battle with cancer, arrived from Toronto after an hours-long drive, to a crowd of hundreds who had shown up to pay their respects.After the RCMP officers put the casket in place in the foyer outside the House of Commons, the line soon began for those giving their condolences to Layton’s wife, MP Olivia Chow, and family, as they also signed the condolences book.Photo: Members of the RCMP carry the coffin containing Jack Layton into the Center Block of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Aug. 24, 2011. (Patrick Doyle/Reuters)

Layton’s casket arrives in Ottawa
Tears flowed Wednesday as Jack Layton arrived in the nation’s capital for the final time.

As a bagpiped lament filled the air, an honour guard of Mounties carried the late NDP leader’s Canadian-flag-draped casket from a hearse into a foyer of Parliament, where he will lie in state for the next two days.

The hearse carrying Layton, who died Monday after his second battle with cancer, arrived from Toronto after an hours-long drive, to a crowd of hundreds who had shown up to pay their respects.

After the RCMP officers put the casket in place in the foyer outside the House of Commons, the line soon began for those giving their condolences to Layton’s wife, MP Olivia Chow, and family, as they also signed the condolences book.

Photo: Members of the RCMP carry the coffin containing Jack Layton into the Center Block of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Aug. 24, 2011. (Patrick Doyle/Reuters)

  1. wildborscht reblogged this from terrasigillata
  2. sarahmodern reblogged this from nationalpost
  3. grelse reblogged this from nationalpost
  4. doubletranchant reblogged this from shmuberry
  5. hiddensanity reblogged this from scrapparchment
  6. scrapparchment reblogged this from nationalpost
  7. spyrofr3ak reblogged this from notsaxgirl
  8. elletromil reblogged this from shmuberry and added:
    You were the one who made me begin to have faith again in politics.
  9. mjperla reblogged this from melouu
  10. ginger-coquine reblogged this from shmuberry
  11. terrasigillata reblogged this from mozaria and added:
    I cannot fathom this.
  12. mozaria reblogged this from tmlforever
  13. red-dirtroad reblogged this from ciarzard and added:
    Rip jack layton. So sad.
  14. ciarzard reblogged this from lolwatson
  15. melouu reblogged this from ohmygrabovski
  16. shmuberry reblogged this from feymous and added:
    The one politician I didn’t want to see go away… :(
  17. tmlforever reblogged this from but--niall and added:
    Layton’s casket arrives in Ottawa Tears flowed Wednesday as Jack Layton arrived in the nation’s capital for the final...
  18. kingrichards reblogged this from ohmygrabovski
  19. jkstaal11 reblogged this from but--niall
  20. momentaryindiscretion reblogged this from but--niall
  21. notsaxgirl reblogged this from getlowpietrangelo
  22. dianatn reblogged this from but--niall and added:
    he’s really gone…:”(
  23. but--niall reblogged this from lolwatson
  24. getlowpietrangelo reblogged this from lolwatson
  25. thatnightintoronto reblogged this from lolwatson
  26. lolwatson reblogged this from nationalpost
  27. mandralyne reblogged this from nationalpost
  28. vanityblues reblogged this from timeandsound
Blog comments powered by Disqus