Canada’s Jack Layton died at 61 of Cancer

Canada’s Jack Layton died at 61 of Cancer- Jack Layton Dead at 61 as Canadian Opposition Leader , Jack Layton performed a political miracle as leader of Canada’s long-lagging New Democratic Party, but he couldn’t beat cancer a second time. Layton died early Monday at the age of 61.

Layton took a left-leaning party long-accustomed to winning about 30 seats in Canada’s 308-member House of Commons, and led it to Official Opposition status with 102 members of parliament in last May’s national election.

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