News release

Michael Baker to Continue Treatment for Cancer

Finance Minister Michael Baker announced today, March 21, that he will be taking intermittent time off from his duties to continue treatment for cancer that was first diagnosed last year.

He intends to bring down the provincial budget on Friday, March 23, and continue in his role as finance minister and as the MLA for the constituency of Lunenburg.

"Cancer is a serious illness that affects so many of our families. I ask for the understanding of members of the House, and all Nova Scotians, that I will not be able to attend the House as much as I might wish in the coming weeks," said Mr. Baker.

Mr. Baker underwent surgery last year just after delivering Nova Scotia's 2006-07 budget. The surgery was to remove a tumour caused by a form of skin cancer.

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Media Contact:

Jeff Garber
Assistant to Michael Baker 902-424-5372