Jack Layton, 61, the leader of the New Democtaric Party, has lost his fight with cancer.
The statement today from Jack Layton's wife and two children reads as follows :
"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."
August 22, 2011