Lying in State | Jack Layton
Jack Layton was the leader of the federal New Democratic Party in Canada and was the leader of the official opposition when he died on August 22, 2011. Layton was granted a state funeral by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, an honour usually reserved for current and former Prime Ministers, Governor Generals and sitting cabinet ministers.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police pallbearers remove the casket of New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton from Parliament Hill after lying in state in Ottawa August 25, 2011. Layton died at 61. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)