January XXIInd, MMXV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow
Coming inII replace the late, great Hon. Jack Layton, PC as the Toronto-Danforth MP couldn't have been an easy thing. Jack as New Democratic Leader inspired youth to work for him & even got students run & win seats for him in the MMXI election. So Craig Scott, MP must pay tribute to Jack who took the New Democratic Party all the way II Her Majesty's Loyal Official Opposition status & like Pat Perkins, MP, he must carve out his own niche while honouring the Layton legacy. One hell of a difficult balancing act I'd say!
"He was an inspiration not just for me personally, but for an entire generation. He embodied the spirit of love, hope & optimism & it is an honour to follow in his footsteps to represent the people of Toronto-Danforth."
Number CCLV (255),
Source: Craig Scott, MP, New Democratic, Toronto-Danforth.