MP checks into program for "alcohol free" lifestyle

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Newly-elected Liberal Seamus O'Regan


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, originally from St. John's, was elected in October as part of the Liberals' sweep of the Atlantic provinces.


Organizations: Canada AM

Geographic location: OTTAWA, Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's

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Recent comments

  • Pat on the back
    January 04, 2016 - 18:42

    Good for him for recognizing the he has a problem and needs to make some lifestyle changes. This has zero to do with politics and everything to do with his own inner strength and character.

  • Garth Staples
    January 04, 2016 - 05:42

    Was this condition present when he was a candidate? Did he disclose it then or did this develop after he became MP?

  • de udder guy
    January 03, 2016 - 18:14

    "A Wellness Program" to a politician. "Rehab" to everybody else.