The Canadian Press

2011-07-25 | Jack-Layton-Health

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Only three months after leading the NDP to a historic electoral breakthrough, a frail, raspy-voiced Jack Layton, who had been battling prostate cancer, announced he was diagnosed with a new, undisclosed form of cancer and would take a temporary leave of absence. He made the announcement July 25th in Toronto with his wife, MP Olivia Chow, by his side. (Quebec MP Nycole Turmel was later voted as interim leader.)

Date: 2011-07-25
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 39 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << in the closing days of the most recent session of the house of Commons I started suffering from some stiffness and some pain and after the host rose I undertook a series of tests at princess Margaret hospital in Toronto my battle against prostate cancer as it turns out from these tests is going very well my PSA levels remain very low however these tests whose results I received just last week also indicate that I have a new cancer non prostate cancer of that's going to require further treatment >>

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