Canadian Press NewsWire
June 21, 2005
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HEADLINE: MP Gurmant Grewal looking at returning to some political duties: official
VANCOUVER (CP) - Stressed-out Conservative MP Gurmant Grewal is feeling well enough to return to work after taking a leave from some of his political duties.
Jim Holt, president of Grewal's riding association in the Vancouver-area riding of Newton-North Delta, said the MP wants to get back to Ottawa to work on constituency issues. "I'm pretty sure he's going back to Ottawa to work," Hold told the Vancouver Province on Tuesday. "He indicated he was feeling better and he'd like to get back."
Holt based his suggestion on a chat with Grewal, who last month accused federal Liberals of trying to buy his and his wife's parliamentary support with political jobs. Grewal taped conversations with federal Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh and Prime Minister Paul Martin's chief of staff, Tim Murphy.
Holt said Grewal has seen a doctor, but declined further comment, saying "that's a personal matter."
Grewal has largely refused to comment on his situation since announcing earlier this month he was taking a stress leave from his parliamentary duties to deal with the controversy.
Geoff Norquay, a spokesman for Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, said from Ottawa that he wasn't aware of any plans by Grewal to return to work.