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Jack Layton dies after battle with cancer

NDP Leader Jack Layton has died after a battle with cancer.

Federal NDP Leader Jack Layton has died.

The party issued a
statement this morning, just weeks after a gaunt Layton held a news
conference to announce he was fighting a second bout of cancer.

The party says Layton died peacefully at 4:45 a.m. ET today at his Toronto home, surrounded by family and loved ones.

Funeral details have not yet been announced.

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