The leader of Canada's NDP and the Leader of the Official Opposition, has been diagnosed with a new cancer after having already undergone treatment for prostate cancer. I can't express how much this saddens me. This man is probably single-handedly responsible for bringing the NDP from 13 seats and 4th party place to 103 seats and 2nd place in only eight short years. If you've ever met him, he's one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet and thought the NDP has often been framed as being ideological, he's probably the most pragmatic leader we've ever had. It's truly a sad day in Canadian politics.
If you'd like to send a message of well wishes to Jack Layton, you can do so here:http://www.ndp.ca/get-well-jack