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Official Statement about Jack Layton’s passing

Statement by Olivia Chow, Sarah and Michael Layton

AUGUST 22, 2011

Jack Layton

NDP Leader Jack Layton

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.