Layton taking medical leave from NDP leadership

Federal NDP leader Jack Layton has announced he is taking an indefinite medical leave from the leadership of the party, after being diagnosed with a second type of cancer.

NDP Leader Jack Layton announces he will temporarily step down as leader of the party after more Cancer is discovered in his body.

Federal NDP leader Jack Layton has announced he is taking an indefinite medical leave from the leadership of the party, after being diagnosed with a second type of cancer.

Appearing thin and tired at a news conference in Ottawa Monday, Layton said treatment has continued to be successful for prostate cancer, which was diagnosed in 2010.

He continued treatment until this year’s election that saw him elevated to leader of the official opposition. Layton did not disclose what other kind of cancer has been detected, but vowed to recover and return to lead the party when the House of Commons resumes sitting in September.

Layton recommended Hull-Aylmer MP Nycole Turmel, one of a surge of new Quebec MPs that lifted the NDP to 103 seats. Layton, leader since 2003, was the focus of the campaign that saw a collapse of Liberal and Bloc Quebecois support.

 

 

Just Posted

Comedy, chicken poop and dancing at Lytton Festival

This year’s festival will honour longtime supporter Shirley James

LETTER: Recreational angling has low-impact on Fraser salmon

Jason Tonelli writes about his displeasure at the call to close recreational fishing on the Fraser

Hope’s Wheeled Wild Women hit the road for cancer research

Group of friends ready for the 200-km bike trek that ends in Hope

PHOTOS: Paintings return to Kilby for fifth annual festival

The Plein Air Festival will be taking place at the historic site all weekend

Cougar spotted in Seabird Island

Residents are asked to report all sightings to conservation

Sts’ailes invites adults to become engaged in Halq’eméylem with new video series

‘Qw’oqwel te Qw’oqwel’ gives language learners an immersive way to learn Halq’eméylem

U16 B.C. fastpitch team named national champs

Girls went undefeated at national tournament in Calgary

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

Most Read