Year In Review 2011: Quotes From The Newsmakers

Jack Layton

The Huffington Post Canada   First Posted: 12/09/11 02:21 PM ET Updated: 12/09/11 04:10 PM ET

From election wins to the death of a beloved leader, from protests to triumphant returns, 2011 was a memorable year for Canadians. We round up some of the quotes from this year's newsmakers below.

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"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic." - Former NDP leader Jack Layton in his post-humous letter to Canadians.

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For more on the best of 2011, visit AOL's Best of 2011.

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