First Minister, Justin Trudeau, said on Saturday that he learned about the problem of Raj Grewal's Liberal Parliamentary gaming just over a week ago, and his office had no information that the RCMP investigation had contacted the matter.
Grewal accepted the dependence of gaming in a video on Friday, saying he would step down from the party crews, that his considerable debt had to repay and he was reconsidered to resign as an MP. The flagship of Mark Holland's chief government on Saturday confirmed that Grewal was no longer a party member of the party.
The RCMP had previously contacted the Grewal gambling issue in investigating the possibility of money laundering, by anonymous source. The RCMP rejected Global News.
Trudeau told a news conference in Buenos Aires that his office was aware that Mounties had been looking at Grewal, on a separate issue of his connection with India's prime minister's trip this year.
Grewal had invited a construction executive – who paid for legal services – to official events with Trudeau during the trip.
The Chief Minding Officer was aware that the RCMP asked questions about the India trip and that there was an ethical investigation around Grewal, said Trudeau.
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"We did not have any information at that point, there was any connection with a gambling problem that we did not have any information about," he said.
"On Wednesday last week, we were told about Mr Grewal's gambling problem … I understand that my office has become aware of that within a day or briefing for me."
In his video, Grewal said he was starting to attend Casino du Lac Leamy at Gatineau, Que., In early 2016, raising a personal debt in the millions of dollars playing a high blackjack. He started lending money from family and friends to continue to gamble.
"On average sitting, I would spend between 15 and 30 minutes aboard, and I earned a lot of money, which made me continue to track a victory, or I lost a lot of money, and threw it into total despair , "he said.
"I want to make it clear that every individual personal loan made to me is checking. Everyone has been paid back and every loan and repayment is transparent and easy to track."
The issue had nothing to do with "something incredible" except for the problems of addiction, he added, when he apologized to his family for having to bail and carry it with the burden.
Grewal said he would take leave from the Liberal caucus to focus on his mental health, and make a final decision about his political future before Senate resumed in the new year.
A source of information about events has told The Canadian Press that the RCMP has begun to look at Grewal casino gaming based on reports of huge unusual financial transactions.