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OTTAWA Dominic LeBlanc is canada goose outlet in usa stepping away Canada Goose Outlet temporarily from his duties canada goose cheap canada goose outlet cheap canada goose uk reviews as federal intergovernmental and northern affairs minister after being diagnosed with a type of blood cancer.

« A few weeks ago, I consulted with my doctor for what began as flu like symptoms, » the veteran New Brunswick Liberal MP canada goose outlet shop said in a joint statement Friday with Dr. Nicholas Finn, his hematologist oncologist.

The 52 canada goose outlet uk year canada goose outlet store old said he’s already begun treatment, which will last « several canada goose outlet weeks. » He said he looks forward to resuming his cabinet duties once treatment is concluded and still intends to run for re election this fall in his riding of Beausejour, which he has held since 2000.

Finn said non Hodgkin lymphoma is a « treatable condition and the minister had a positive response to initial treatments. »

This is LeBlanc’s second bout with a form of blood cancer; he was diagnosed in April 2017 with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and was declared in « complete remission » canada goose outlet store uk last canada goose outlet canada October.

In a separate statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called LeBlanc « a trusted cabinet minister and a close friend. »

« I’m happy you made the decision to focus on your health and your family during this difficult time. You have our full support, and we look forward canada goose factory sale to having you back at the cabinet canada goose outlet online uk table soon, » Trudeau said.

In the meantime, Trudeau canada goose jacket outlet has asked Finance Minister Bill Morneau to take over LeBlanc’s Canada Goose sale duties on the intergovernmental https://www.chinese-sharpei.de and internal trade files. Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett will take on issues related to northern affairs.

LeBlanc’s leave of absence comes at a difficult time for the Trudeau government, which has been battered canada goose outlet uk sale for the past few months over allegations that former attorney general Jody Wilson Raybould was improperly pressured by the Prime Minister’s Office and others to halt a criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC Lavalin.

As well, intergovernmental affairs has become increasingly challenging for the Trudeau government as friendly provincial governments across the country have been replaced by conservative regimes, including openly hostile canada goose black friday sale ones in Ontario and Alberta.

LeBlanc, known as a canny political strategist with a disarming sense of humour, would have been a key player in federal efforts to confront or mollify Ontario’s Doug Ford, Alberta premier designate Jason Kenney and other conservative premiers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

The son of former governor general and federal minister Romeo LeBlanc, LeBlanc is one of the best known Liberals in Atlantic Canada, which delivered all of its 32 seats to the Liberals in 2015. Heading into this fall’s election, the Liberals are running behind Canada Goose Online in the polls in the region and a number of their uk canada goose outlet veteran MPs have announced they won’t seek re election the latest being Cape Breton Canso MP Rodger canada goose Cuzner, who joins fellow Nova Scotians Mark Eyking, Bill Casey and Scott Brison in deciding to retire from politics.


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