Very sad news this morning. NDP leader Jack Layton has passed away at the age of 61. Mr. Layton took a break as NDP leader earlier this summer to battle a new cancer he had been diagnosed with.
NDP Leader Jack Layton has died, his family said in a statement today.
Mr. Layton’s wife, Olivia Chow and his children Michael and Sarah, said Mr. Layton passed away at 4:45 am today.
“He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and loved ones,” the statement read.