Monday, July 25, 2011

Jack Layton temporarily stepping down :(

Jack Layton, official Leader of the Opposition in Canada's parliament, and leader of the Federal NDP party, announced that he was temporarily stepping down today, in order to focus on battling cancer.

Since Jack and his party won the official opposition against the Conservative party not that long ago, it's a little bit sad for those of us on the left side of the political spectrum.  He's been a fabulously charismatic leader.

We don't know yet who will be replacing Jack as interim leader (or at least, I don't) but I hope that they do just as well in the position so that Jack can focus on getting better.

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