Jack Layton’s final trip to Parliament Hill began early this morning as his hearse left a Toronto funeral home in pre-sunrise darkness. At noon Mr. Layton’s casket is expected to arrive to lie in state in the foyer of the House of Commons. Visitation will begin at 1:30 for dignitaries and 2:00 p.m. for the public. For two days, Mr. Layton will lie in state in the House of Commons foyer where Canadians will be able to pay their respects. On Friday and Saturday, before Mr. Layton’s funeral, there will also be visitation at Toronto City Hall. Mr. Layton wanted a public funeral and a “celebration of life.”
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