Premier Horgan will undergo surgery for growth on his throat

Premier John Horgan makes an announcement regarding the province's immunization plan on Jan. 22, 2021. || B.C. government photo
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B.C. Premier John Horgan will undergo surgery tomorrow (Oct. 29) after medical tests revealed a growth in his throat.

“After noticing a lump in my neck, I went to the doctor to get a number of tests over the past few weeks,” Horgan said in a media release. “Any further treatment will be determined after the surgery.”

The premier announced Mike Farnworth, minister of public safety and solicitor general, will be appointed deputy premier “out of an abundance of caution.”

“I will continue in all my roles as premier, head of the executive council, the current chair of the Council of the Federation,” he said.

Horgan was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2008. He was later declared cancer-free after surgery and treatment.

“I have been here before and I am not alone. People all around the province receive news like this every day,” he said.

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