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Canada Seamus O'Regan taking leave from campaign, citing family reasons

23:55  09 october  2019
23:55  09 october  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Liberal candidate Seamus O ’ Regan says he’s taking some time off from campaigning to spend time with his family . The incumbent from Newfoundland and Labrador’s St. John’s South-Mount Pearl riding announced today he’s taking a break to be by his father’s side as he

Less than two weeks before the federal election, Seamus O'Regan, Liberal incumbent for St. John's South-Mount Pearl, is taking some time away from his campaign to be with his family.

"This week my family and I have been by my father's side as he faces a serious health challenge. I'll be taking some time with my family," O'Regan tweeted Wednesday.

"Thank you to all those who've sent us well wishes, and thank you to the amazing people here at the Health Sciences Centre. We are so grateful."

With the federal election only 12 days away, O'Regan, who was elected to Parliament in 2015 and named minister of Indigenous Services in the January cabinet shuffle, thanked his campaign team and volunteers for their support during his run.

"They are just the best, and we can't thank them enough," he wrote.

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