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Layton state funeral

  1. 1. LOCAL 5328 UNITED STEELWORKERS -DISTRICT 6 1031 Barton Street E., Hamilton, On L8L 3E3 Ph: (905) 719-4412 e-mail: uswa5328@msn.com Web: usw5328.caAugust 22, 2011The Right Honourable Stephen HarperPrime Minister of CanadaLangevin Block, 80 Wellington StreetOttawa, OntarioK1A 0A2(Via e-mail)Dear Prime Minister,A great sadness has befallen our entire country today with the announcement of thepassing of one of our true fighters for the working men and women of Canada.I am sure that you and your colleagues of every political stripe share that sadness alongwith us.Whenever we lose a great leader and a fighter for our country the people from coast tocoast of this great country mourns together, today is no different.I am writing on behalf of other Canadians and the membership I represent at my LocalUnion as well as the Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council and we are asking that properrecognition be afforded to our dear friend Jack Layton.We are asking you to provide a state funeral in recognition of Jack’s tirelessrepresentation of the Canadian people. We want to mourn along with the Layton family
  2. 2. and pay our deepest respects to our friend. We want to be able to say thank you andgood-bye.It is my hope that you will recognize the importance of this and do what is correct for notonly Canada but for the many international friends who want to pay homage to Mr.Layton.Thank you,With deepest regards,Darren GreenPresidentUSW Local 5328Hamilton ON.

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