Greens send best wishes to Layton

The Green Party of Canada is sending prayers and best wishes for Jack Layton to recover in his battle with cancer. “Jack Layton has been dedicated to public service all his life. From Toronto City council, to heading up the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to Leader of the NDP, we have worked together over many years. I join Canadians across Canada who wish him well and pray for his recovery,” said Green Leader Elizabeth May.

Mr. Layton has been battling cancer since early 2010 and will now step aside as Leader of the New Democratic Party to focus on his recovery. He has named Quebec MP and National Chair of the NDP caucus Nycole Turmel as interim leader.

“Nycole Turmel is an excellent pick for interim leader.  We send her very best wishes and I look forward to working with her in the House of Commons.  Her capable leadership will allow Jack to put his focus on his health so that he can then re-join us in Parliament,” said May.

“Our thoughts and prayers are also with Olivia Chow and all of Jack’s family as well in this difficult time,” said May.