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A look at Jack Layton's years in politics
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on Aug 3, 2011
Last updated: 08/22/11 at 06:27 AM
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Jack Layton loses battle with cancer.
Layton announces his new cancer fight, says he will take a leave until September.
Gets the keys to Stornoway, the residence of the leader of the Official Opposition.
Leads NDP to Official Opposition status with 103 seats.
The Toronto Sun runs a story that suggests Layton was caught by police naked in a massage parlour in 1996 and that was only cautioned and never charged.
Has hip surgery in the spring, just weeks before the government is defeated and a federal election called.
Announces he has prostate cancer.
Leads NDP to 37 seats in October election.
Leads the NDP to 29 seats in the January election.
Wins a seat in the House of Commons in the riding of Toronto-Danforth.
The NDP win 19 seats in the June election.
Becomes leader of the NDP in January.
Jan. 27. Officially resigns from Toronto city council, ending a 20-year run in municipal politics.
Elected president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Runs in the June election in the Toronto riding of Broadview-Greenwood and loses.
Runs in Toronto riding of Rosedale, in the October election and loses.
As an official NDP candidate, runs for Toronto mayoralty. Loses to June Rowland.
Serves as deputy mayor of City of Toronto.
Marries Olivia Chow
Elected to board of Metropolitan Toronto
First elected to Toronto City Council
Jack Layton is born in Montreal