Statement on Jack Layton’s Announcement

Dear Friends,

Many people have sent support and good wishes to Jack Layton and I thank you for your goodness and care. No doubt this is a difficult time as Jack faces new health challenges and I, like many others, have the deepest respect and support for him and Olivia who are going through this. I know no-one who works as hard as Jack, and his optimism and hope – as he expressed in his press conference Monday – is so much part of who he is, both personally and politically, that it inspiring to see. I will do everything I can to support our caucus and party, both of which are strong and dedicated, to continue to represent the issues that Jack has championed on behalf of Canadians.

From the many constituents that I have heard from, we wish you well Jack – you are in our thoughts.