OTTAWA – Liberal MP Raj Grewal Brampton East resigning his seat to seek treatment for gambling addiction, which led him to bring "significant personal debts", CTV News has confirmed.
F & # 39; statement, the Prime Minister said he learned earlier this week that he was receiving treatment "by health professionals related to & # 39; the gambling problem."
"Based on these circumstances, qbiltna that his decision to resign as Member of Parliament for Brampton East was right. We hope to receive the support he needs", said the statement.
On Thursday, Grewal announced that he will resign his seat to "personal and medical reasons."
F & # 39; location on the page & # 39; his Facebook, Grewal said that is a decision that faces and made with "great difficulty and real sadness".
"I feel that I need this time to focus on health and my family," said Grewal.
Commenting on the departure of & # 39; one of its MPs & # 39; Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that inform Grewal was facing "serious personal challenges", and although it might have been a tough decision, was right.
"I hope to receive the support he needs", Trudeau said in the statement.
The rookie MP was elected for the first time in 2015 and had roles as a member of the committee in committees of the House of Health Health, Finance and Government Operations.
Grewal was nominated again by the Liberal Party to seek reelezzjoni in 2019.
Responding to media requests, the PMO said that not aware of & # 39; any of the Peel Regional Police investigation related to gambling games & # 39; Grewal but are aware that the RCMP made inquiries "about the circumstances that were the subject of & # 39; complaint to the Ethics Commissioner about Mr. Grewal earlier this year."
The ethics commissioner was looking at potentially Grewal was f & # 39; & # 39 conflict; interest to invite someone who had personal connections & # 39; events during the trip of the Prime Minister to India. Commissioner Mario Dion has not delivered the report or its findings on the matter.
Both the RCMP and the Peel Regional Police told CTV News that can neither confirm nor deny they are investigating the matter.
On the Power Play & # 39; CTV, MPs from all sides said they learned about personal problems & # 39; Grewal through the media and are hoping that he can & # 39; get the help he needs, or as a Conservative MP John Barlow put it, "to get & # 39;."
"Besides being a colleague, Raj is a friend and you know, f & # 39; this environment is demanding work environment, obviously hope to recover fully, hoping that he has the full support of his family and friends its better to go and I think that if you're in politics, or regardless of what profession you, like someone who has such circumstances, the best personal circumstances, "said Liberal MP Marco Mendicino.
NDP MP Daniel Blaikie said he had "nothing but support it in & # 39; terms & # 39; handling what can & # 39; be affliction really terrible f & # 39; terms & # 39; dependence on the games of gambling ".