Jack Layton, El Supremo of the Dippers and Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, just gave a news conference, live on CBC Newsworld and the news, well, not good.
Mr. Layton announced that he is going to be stepping down for a bit, at least until September because, although his prostate cancer is under control he is now fighting a newer cancer. He suggested and supports the member from Hull-Aylmer, Nycole Turmel, to replace him in the interim.
Mr. Layton did not name the cancer but if you saw the announcement I am certain that you will concur that he looks gaunt. His personal fight will be difficult.
He is a great Canadian and has changed the dynamics of this country politically.
Prayers for true and a candle lit.