Friday, February 05, 2010

Layton Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Just off the wire, Jack Layton will be making an announcement this afternoon about his "personal status and immediate future as NDP leader.''

Stepping down? Mayoral run?

Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Layton will be undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. You can read his statement here.

I think we can all join in together wishing Jack a speedy recovery.


  • Wow. Did not see this coming. (assuming he is out as NDP leader)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:22 p.m.  

  • There was already speculation that he would run for mayor of TO.That appears to have been false.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:27 p.m.  

  • See, obviously Harper's "trap" worked. Layton had to resign rather than fall prey to it.

    By Anonymous Deb, at 12:29 p.m.  

  • He has a bad back and is having surgery. Interim leader but he's not resigning.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:31 p.m.  

  • If it's a resignation I hope it's a long goodbye. I'd hate to see the NDP giving Harper a free ride while they go about replace him.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:32 p.m.  

  • Word is that he's very ill but won't step down as leader.

    By Anonymous Gender Bender, at 1:25 p.m.  

  • My best wishes go to Mr. Layton. I hope he gets well soon.

    By Blogger leonsp, at 2:17 p.m.  

  • Good luck to him.

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 3:30 p.m.  

  • Best wishes to Jack, and a speedy (and complete) recovery!

    By Blogger Paul, at 12:24 a.m.  

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