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NDP Leader Jack Layton hugs his wife, Toronto MP Olivia Chow, after speaking to his caucus in Ottawa on May 24, 2011. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
NDP Leader Jack Layton hugs his wife, Toronto MP Olivia Chow, after speaking to his caucus in Ottawa on May 24, 2011. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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Two have dropped out and seven declared contenders are left vying to replace Jack Layton in the first New Democratic Party leadership race since 2003. The winner will become the House of Commons' Opposition Leader and main foil to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives.

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