Guergis and Jaffer expecting a baby

Jaffer says wife's medical appointment was the reason he skipped his parliamentary appearance

Canada’s scandal-plagued couple, Rahim Jaffer and Helena Guergis, are expecting a baby. Jaffer says he skipped Wednesday’s scheduled appearance before a parliamentary committee to investigate allegations of illegal lobbying because he was accompanying his wife while she was taking medical tests. Jaffer says that Guergis is three months into a “high-risk” pregnancy. MPs from all parties expressed their disappointment that Jaffer was not able to make the meeting, and concurred that Thursday would be his last chance to give a clear testimony. “I know there were other demands on my time this afternoon, but I truly believe that the right place for me was beside my wife, while she was undergoing these tests, and when she received the results,” Jaffer wrote in a statement emailed to media. He is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. today for another committee meeting.

Toronto Star