Seamus O’Regan checks into wellness program
OTTAWA — Newly elected Liberal MP and former broadcast journalist Seamus O’Regan says he has entered a wellness program to adopt “an alcohol free lifestyle.’’ O’Regan, who hosted CTV’s Canada AM for nearly a decade, announced from his Twitter account on Sunday that he had checked into the program over the holiday break. The Newfoundland and Labrador politician said after consulting with his family, he decided he’d be “most effective as a Member of Parliament by adopting an alcohol free lifestyle.’’ O’Regan added that he will return to his duties as a MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl before Parliament resumes later this month. O’Regan’s husband expressed his support shortly after the announcement was made online. “So proud of my husband,’’ Steve Doussis said on Twitter. O’Regan, originally from St. John’s, was elected in October as part of the Liberals’ sweep of the Atlantic provinces.