Monday, July 25, 2011

Layton Steps Down Temporarily

A very gaunt and weak-sounding Jack Layton, leader of the NDP, has announced that he has a "new" cancer and is temporarily stepping aside appointing Nycole Turmel as interim leader.

Best wishes to Mr Layton. A sad, sad day...

If you've ever known anyone dealing with cancer, you can't help but see the familiar weakness that's obviously ravaging his body but he spoke with optimism about beating it and returning to politics in the future.

As for the politics of appointing Turmel over someone like Thomas Mulcair, I suppose that will be fodder for the political water cooler set for some time to come...

Related:

Jack Layton's Facebook page.

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