OTTAWA — Independent MP Helena Guergis has given birth to a boy.
Guergis and husband Rahim Jaffer, a former Conservative MP, welcomed their son Zavier Rahim Nizarali Guergis Jaffer.
Zavier weighed seven pounds, seven ounces. The birth was a happy end to a difficult year for the couple.
Guergis was turfed from the Conservative caucus after it was revealed Jaffer was an associate of a businessman facing fraud charges.
The charges were later dropped, but Jaffer and Guergis are still the subject of investigations by the lobbying and ethics commissioners for Jaffer’s contact with government officials.
A statement from her office said mother and son are doing well and the new parents plan to spend the holidays with their extended families.
“They ask that their privacy be respected during this time and look forward to sharing their bundle of joy with the world early in the new year.”