Despite having been diagnosed with prostate cancer, Children and Family Development Minister Stan Hagen is determined to run in the next provincial election. Speaking at a news conference, Minister Hagen said his constituency association has already had its nomination meeting and "I am not changing my plans at all when it comes to my political future." Minister Hagen also said his doctors have promised him he will be Blackberry-capable within two hours after being treated for the disease. That surgery is scheduled for November 30.
November 23, 2004