Hip check

Despite what his sister said, Jack Layton says his hip was not replaced, merely repaired.

“Some people have hip replacements—I didn’t have a hip replacement,” Layton, 60, told the media after touring the Halifax Farmers Market on Sunday morning. “There’s some metal there … to strengthen, but that’s very, very common when you have a fracture.”

This can obviously only be settled once and for all with a national televised x-ray. Possibly as an opener to that Harper-Ignatieff debate we’re all still waiting for.


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