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Death of Jack Layton

22 August 2011

Montreal -

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division is deeply saddened by the death of Jack Layton following his fight against a second cancer. Mr. Layton was an example of courage and an outstanding political figure for many Quebecers.

“His unceasing work as an elected representative, focused on improving health care provided to the public, is a source of inspiration to us all,” said Suzanne Dubois, Executive Director of the Quebec Division. “But what Mr. Layton showed us was how we can, just as thousands of Quebecers are doing at this very moment, maintain our dignity and strength in the face of this terrible disease. Mr. Layton is an example of resilience that will affect us for a long time to come.”

The Quebec Division of the Canadian Cancer Society extends its sincere condolences to Mr. Layton’s family and loved ones.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

For more information, please contact:

André Beaulieu

Spokesperson and Senior Advisor, Public Relations

Canadian Cancer Society

Quebec Division

Phone: (514) 393-3444