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NDP Leader Jack Layton has died, loses battle with cancer
This morning CTV and CFRA radio are reporting that NDP Leader Jack Layton has died. On July 25, 2011, Layton announced that he was stepping down as NDP Leader to fight a new cancer. Layton had hoped to return to his duties in the fall. "I will therefore be taking a temporary leave of absence as Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada. I’m going to fight this cancer now, so I can be back to fight for families when Parliament resumes," said Layton in July.
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Cornwall - Aug. 22, 2011 - This morning CTV and CFRA radio are reporting that NDP Leader Jack Layton has died.

On July 25, 2011, Layton announced that he was stepping down as NDP Leader to fight a new cancer. Layton had hoped to return to his duties in the fall. "I will therefore be taking a temporary leave of absence as Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada. I’m going to fight this cancer now, so I can be back to fight for families when Parliament resumes," said Layton in July.

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