News like this is always sad news, even from your fiercest political opponents. We wish Jim a speedy recovery.

As first reported in Global News

Winnipeg MP Jim Carr, who served as minister of international trade and diversification, has been diagnosed with blood cancer.

He announced the diagnosis in a statement on Twitter Friday morning.

“After experiencing flu-like symptoms in recent weeks, my doctor requested routine blood work. I was contacted by my doctor and instructed to go to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg late Monday evening,” the statement read.

He said he went for further tests and was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

On Twitter

He is currently undergoing chemotherapy and dialysis, since the cancer has affected his kidneys.

“I am feeling well, my spirits are high,” he said in the statement.

He also said his constituency office will remain open to serve the people in the riding of Winnipeg South Centre.