Messages of condolence for Jack Layton
Web Staff, cp24.com
Published Monday, August 22, 2011 10:28AM EDT
NDP Leader Jack Layton has died after losing his second battle with cancer.
He was 61.
Born in Montreal, Layton moved to Toronto after he attended McGill University.
He became a Toronto city councillor before moving on to federal politics, eventually taking over the NDP and leading it to its best finish ever during last May's federal election.
Layton's family - his wife Olivia Chow and children Sarah and Michael - released the following statement Monday morning:
"We deeply regret to inform you that The Honourable Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, passed away at 4:45 am today, Monday August 22. He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and loved ones. Details of Mr. Layton's funeral arrangements will be forthcoming."
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