Jack Layton Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

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Jack Layton announced today that he has Prostate Cancer.

Jack’s Father, former Conservative cabinet minister Robert Layton, also had Prostate Cancer and he died at age 76 from Parkinson’s disease.

Jack has started his treatment and he seemed very optimistic when he announced the news.

“Like my dad, I’m a fighter and I’m going to beat this” said Layton.

Mr. Layton is staying on as NDP leader and he jokingly said now he has more time to watch our Canadians during the olympics.

I wish Jack Layton well and a speedy recovery. I actually was in an elevator with him several years ago, all I remember is Jack asking me “Do you know who I am?” and I said “Yes”.

Best Wishes to Jack Layton and his family.