NDP MP Romeo Saganash returns to face new battles

NDP Romeo Saganash. (Andre Forget/QMI Agency)

NDP Romeo Saganash. (Andre Forget/QMI Agency)

Kristy Kirkup, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 2:37 PM ET

NDP MP Romeo Saganash was escorted off a plane in October for being drunk.

When the incident made headlines, Saganash took a medical leave from his parliamentary duties and sought help.

After going through a 21-day treatment program where he was "completely closed off from the rest of the world", Saganash is opening up about his mission to recognize himself - and the pain of his past.

Saganash says he is "thrilled" to be back - especially as aboriginal issues have been thrust into the spotlight through nationwide Idle No More demonstrations.

Upon his return this week, he was appointed deputy critic for intergovernmental aboriginal affairs.


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