The late NDP leader's final farewell last summer cost taxpayers 368,326 dollars - more than the total bill for the recent state funerals of two former governors general. The Department of Canadian Heritage released the full cost of the funeral to The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act — one week after Canadians gathered to mark the one-year anniversary of Layton's death.
Layton was succeeded to build his party as biggest opposition party on the behalf of his best performance on previous election, and also all nation support him, after his death, his wife and the party members of national democratic party were advised by prime ministerto a state funeral, which she accepted but it is proved a unusual offer of a state funeral to Layton’s widow and fellows. Such an honor is normally reserved for current and former governors general, prime ministers and sitting members of cabinet
Until now, the cost of Layton's state funeral has been kept under secret