It's been a year since Saint Jack Layton, soon to be immortalized in a taxpayer-funded Ceeb bio-pic, bought the Socialist farm (so to speak), and you know what that means? Another opportunity to indulge in communal boo-hooing and a gawdawful wallow.
I don't know if I can bear it.
Update: Layton's widow claims that the family doesn't want to reveal which type of cancer ultimately did him in because it would be too upsetting to those suffering from the same kind of cancer. However, we know he had already had prostate cancer. We also know that during his final election campaign he was said to have experienced pain in this bones. Putting two and two together, it sounds as though the cancer had metastasized from its original site, and was now in his skeletal system. (That's what happened to my late father-in-law.) I suspect that the real reason the family is so unforthcoming has nothing, or at least very little, to do with wanting to spare the feelings of others with cancer. No, the real reason, I wager, is that they don't want us to know that Jack was already ill with the cancer that killed him while he was running to become Prime Minister, because it might mess with the hagiography.
Update: "Starring Rick Roberts as Jack and Sook-Yin Lee as Olivia":