Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday that he had learned about the gambling problem of the Liberal MP, Raj Gearl, only a week ago, and his office had no information that the CCPR investigation had been linked to the issue.
Graal acknowledged that he was addicted to gambling in the video on Friday, saying he would step down from the party group, that his substantial debt was repaid and he was once again considering resigning as an envoy. The main government whip, Mark Holland, confirmed on Saturday that he was no longer a member of the party group.
RCMP has previously come into contact with the problem of gravel for gambling while investigating potential money laundering, according to the anonymous source. RCMP declined to comment on Global News.
Work at a press conference in Buenos Aires said his office is aware that the mountains were examining Gerval, a special issue of his connection with the prime minister's visit to India this year.
Grevall summoned the construction executive – who paid him for legal services – at official events with Trude during the trip.
PMO was aware that the RCMP raises issues related to the trip to India and that an ethical investigation has taken place around Grewal, Trudo said.
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"We did not have information at that moment that there was any connection to the problem of gambling for which there is no information," he said.
"On Wednesday last week, I was notified of the gambling problem of Mr. Gerval …. I understand my office became aware of it within a day or so at a briefing to me."
In his video, Grewal said he began to visit Casino du Lacqui in Gatino, Que., In early 2016, to pay his personal debt in millions of dollars, playing black-jack with big stakes. He started borrowing money from family and friends to keep gambling.
"I sat on average, I would spend between 15 and 30 minutes on the table, and I either won a lot of money, which made me continue to beat wins, or I lost a significant amount of money that threw me in total despair," he said.
"I want to be clear that every personal loan made for me was checked, all returned, and every loan and repayment is transparent and up to date."
The question had nothing to do with "something malevolent," except problems of addiction, he added, apologizing to his family for having to save him and bear the burden with him.
Greval said he would be absent from the Liberal Group's Liberty to focus on his mental health and make a final decision on his political future before parliament continues in the new year.
A source with knowledge of events told the Canadian press that the RCMP had begun looking at the casino at the Grewal Casino based on reports of unusually large financial transactions.