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  • Minister O’Regan Still in Hospital, Will Attend Remembrance Ceremony

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    Seamus O’Regan is waiting in hospital in Ottawa for test results to show exactly what led to emergency surgery last week.

    The Minister of Veterans Affairs and St. John’s South-Mount Pearl MP went to hospital early last week when he was feeling ill, and underwent what was described as a “sudden and serious” operation.

    Speaking on VOCM Open Line with Tim Powers from his hospital bed, O’Regan says he had a rough couple of weeks, but was able to maintain some humour throughout the ordeal.

    He says it looked like he had a major gastrointestinal obstruction. O’Regan says he was brought into surgery right away, and it looks like it was a bad virus. He joked it was a bad way to lose weight.

    O’Regan admits his illness has been frustrating for him during a busy time of the year for Veterans Affairs, but he says he will be able to attend his first Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

    He says he’s been given a day pass to attend, and says he’s very happy about that.

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