Saskatchewan’s lieutenant-governor diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

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Saskatchewan’s lieutenant-governor is undergoing cancer treatment.

The office of W. Thomas Molloy said he is being treated for pancreatic cancer.

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Saskatchewan’s chief justice, Robert Richards, will carry out Molloy’s constitutional and ceremonial duties while he undergoes treatment and recovery.

Those duties include granting royal assent to provincial laws.

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Molloy, who was born in Saskatoon, is a negotiator, lawyer, strategic advisor on Indigenous issues, and author.

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He was sworn in as Saskatchewan’s 22nd lieutenant-governor on March 21, 2018.

With files from David Baxter