Op­po­si­tion presses for Gre­wal an­swers

Winnipeg Sun - - NEWS - — The Cana­dian Press

OT­TAWA — The House of Com­mons ethics com­mit­tee has voted down a mo­tion from op­po­si­tion mem­bers to hear from the Privy Coun­cil clerk about who knew what and when con­cern­ing MP Raj Gre­wal’s gam­bling habit.

The move by the Lib­er­al­dom­i­nated com­mit­tee prompted Con­ser­va­tive MP Peter Kent to sug­gest gov­ern­ment mem­bers were try­ing to hide some­thing re­lated to their for­mer cau­cus col­league.

Gre­wal is con­sid­er­ing his fu­ture in pol­i­tics as he takes a leave to deal with what he calls a com­pul­sive gam­bling prob­lem that caused him to rack up mil­lions of dol­lars in debt.

The MP for the Toronto-area rid­ing of Bramp­ton East says he has fully re­paid his debts and is now re­think­ing a hasty de­ci­sion to re­sign from the House, though he is no longer a mem­ber of the Lib­eral cau­cus.

RAJ GRE­WAL

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