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CanadaBrampton MP Raj Grewal rethinking decision to resign, says he repaid gambling debts

07:45  01 december  2018
07:45  01 december  2018 Source:   thestar.com

Liberal MP Raj Grewal quitting politics, citing 'personal and medical reasons'

Liberal MP Raj Grewal quitting politics, citing 'personal and medical reasons' Liberal MP Raj Grewal is citing "personal and medical reasons" for his decision to quit federal politics, according to a posting on his Facebook page. "Yesterday, I informed the Chief Government Whip that I will be resigning my seat as Member of Parliament for Brampton East due to personal and medical reasons," he said in the posting. "To the people of Brampton East, serving as your MP has been the greatest privilege of my life. This has been a decision I've struggled with for some time now and one I made with great difficulty and real sadness. But I feel I need this time to focus on my health and family.

The Prime Minister's Office says Brampton East MP Raj Grewal is stepping away from federal politics to deal with a gambling problem that led him to 'We agreed that his decision to resign as member of Parliament for Brampton East was the right one': PMO. Peter Zimonjic, Katie Simpson · CBC

OTTAWA – Outgoing Liberal MP for Brampton East Raj Grewal is resigning his seat to seek treatment for a gambling addiction, that has led him to rack up "significant personal debts ," CTV News has confirmed. In a statement, the Prime Minister’s Office said that they learned earlier this week he

Brampton MP Raj Grewal rethinking decision to resign, says he repaid gambling debts © Adrian Wyld Eight days after Liberal MP Raj Grewal said on Facebook that he would resign his seat, he said he had changed his mind and hadn’t decide whether to leave politics. He said he would wait to make a decision until Parliament resumes after the winter break in January.

OTTAWA—Brampton East MP Raj Grewal said Friday night that he might not actually resign seat, despite admitting to a gambling addiction that drove him to borrow money from family and friends and prompted him to announce he would step down just last week.

The 33-year-old MP at the centre of a rolling controversy about reported police investigations into his gambling activity broke his silence Friday night in a video submitted to the Globe and Mail.

Ex-Liberal MP who resigned this week under treatment for gambling problem, prime minister’s office says

Ex-Liberal MP who resigned this week under treatment for gambling problem, prime minister’s office says Grewal announced Thursday he was stepping down as MP for Brampton East riding, citing 'personal and medical reasons'

OTTAWA – Outgoing Liberal MP for Brampton East Raj Grewal had to resign his seat because of a gambling addiction, CTV News has confirmed. In a statement, the PMO said that they learned earlier this week he was receiving treatment “from a health professional related to a gambling problem that

Liberal MP Raj Grewal announced on Thursday that he is leaving federal politics to deal with a The Prime Minister's Office says Brampton East MP Raj Grewal is stepping away from federal politics The PMO also said in its statement it was unaware of any investigation by Peel Regional Police into

In the video, Grewal is seen before a curtained window, speaking to the camera about what he calls a “mental health” issue with gambling that took hold after he was elected in 2015.

Eight days after he posted on Facebook that he would resign his seat, Grewal said he had changed his mind and would leave the Liberal caucus, but wouldn’t decide whether to leave politics until Parliament resumes after the winter break in January.

I’ve decided that I will be leaving the Liberal caucus and will be taking a leave of absence to focus on my mental health, and treatment plan,” Grewal said.

He said he accumulated a personal debt in “the millions of dollars” by playing high limit blackjack at the casino across the river from Parliament Hill, and that he fuelled his compulsion with loans from his friends and family. Grewal said all of the loans have been paid back.

Grewal's name came up in wider probe: source

Grewal's name came up in wider probe: source Grewal's name came up in wider probe: source

OTTAWA – Outgoing Liberal MP for Brampton East Raj Grewal had to resign his seat because of a gambling addiction, CTV News has confirmed. In a statement, the PMO said that they learned earlier this week he was receiving treatment “from a health professional related to a gambling problem that

Gambling debt on WN Network delivers the latest Videos and Editable pages for News & Events, including Entertainment, Music, Sports, Science and more, Sign Outgoing Liberal MP for Brampton East Raj Grewal is resigning his seat to seek treatment for a gambling addiction, that has led him to

“This has nothing to do at all with anything sinister, except to feed my own addiction,” he said.

Grewal apologized to his friends, family, and constituents in Brampton.

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Alex Ballingall is an Ottawa-based reporter covering national politics. Follow him on Twitter: @aballinga

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