Family paid gambling debts: Grewal lawyer
But NDP concerned the MP was still exposed to political influence from his creditors
OTTAWA—A lawyer speaking for Raj Grewal says the Brampton,Ont., East MP wants to clarify it was “only” his family that helped pay back money he borrowed to fuel his gambling problem.
He said these loans are completely traceable and that “everybody has been paid back.” That raised questions from NDP MP Nathan Cullen about how Grewal managed to repay the money he borrowed if he was already millions in debt.
Cullen said Grewal’s clarification doesn’t dispel all his questions. He said his concern Brampton East MP Raj Grewal is under intense scrutiny related to gambling.
centres on whether Grewal, in taking loans to fuel his gambling, exposed himself as an elected MP to the potential influence of his creditors — something akin to an MP taking outsized campaign contributions from certain individuals.
NDP all for ethics investigation at thestar.com/politics