Lambda Tory Deputy Prime Minister Carolyn Powers, MP, of Toklas Province, will be the acting prime minister during the coronary heart surgery that Mr. Decelles-Smith will undergo next Tuesday, March 9. The prime minister underwent a quadruple CABG in June of 2003. He also is in remission from non-Hodgkins lymphoma since 2008.
In letters addressed to the Governor General, Dr. Lee Dorsey, and the Liberal Leader of the Opposition, Ms. Sandra Lubrano, the transfer of Tory leadership and head of government to Ms. Powers will begin on Tuesday, March 9 and will remain until he leaves the surgical theatre and his recuperation in hospital.