UPDATE: After muzzling their MPs and demanding nobody speak about it, the Trudeau government now says Grewal resigned due to a serious gambling problem.
Grewal says he’s leaving for “personal and medical reasons.”
Liberal MP Raj Grewal, who represents the riding of Brampton East, is resigning.
The announcement comes as a surprise, as Grewal had already been renominated by the Liberal Party to run in 2019.
Here’s what Grewal said about his announcement in a Facebook post:
Dear Brampton East,
Yesterday, I informed the Chief Government Whip that I will be resigning my seat as Member of Parliament for Brampton East due to personal and medical reasons.
To the people of Brampton East, serving as your MP has been the greatest privilege of my life. This has been a decision I’ve struggled with for some time now and one I made with great difficulty and real sadness. But I feel I need this time to focus on my health and family.
I am grateful for your unwavering support over the past three years. Brampton East is and will always be a special part of my life. I will continue to work for this community and am hopeful I will have the opportunity to serve you again.
Grewal has not yet given a specific date for his departure.
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