Liberal MP Seamus O’Regan checks into ‘wellness program’ seeking ‘alcohol free lifestyle’ (CBC News)

CBC News:

Seamus O’Regan, the newly elected Liberal MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl, has entered a “wellness program” so he can adopt an “alcohol-free lifestyle,” according to a public message sent from his Twitter account on Sunday.

O’Regan said he entered the program over the holiday break, but will return to his parliamentary duties before the end of the month.

O’Regan ousted NDP incumbent Ryan Cleary in the St. John’s South-Mount Pearl riding back in October, in a sweep that put the Liberals in government.

Touted throughout the campaign as a star candidate for the Liberals, O’Regan is a close friend of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who tweeted his support for the MP on Sunday evening.

Before making the move to politics, he co-hosted CTV’s Canada AM for nearly a decade.