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Jack Layton, Canadian opposition leader, dies aged 61

Posted by Arakan Indobhasa Monday, August 22, 2011

New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton in Brantford, Ontario, in March 2011 Jack Layton announced he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in February 2010
Canadian opposition leader Jack Layton has has died from cancer aged 61.

Layton died at his home in Toronto early on Monday surrounded by his wife and children, his family said in a statement.

His left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) surged to become the official opposition for the first time in May's elections.

Layton announced he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in February 2010.
The former municipal politician from Toronto stepped down as NDP leader in July two months after leading the party to a second-place finish in federal elections.

Layton said at the time that his withdrawal was only temporary, and that he would return to work after recovering from his illness.

He was elected leader of the left-leaning New Democrats, long the third-place federal party in the Canadian parliament, in 2003.

Before that, the Quebec native was an activist and community organiser in Toronto, campaigning on issues such as Aids, poverty, violence against women and homelessness.
He was elected MP in 2004 from a constituency in Toronto.

His popularity helped the NDP to overtake the Liberals in May's elections and become the country's official opposition party.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14618943

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