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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject: Convicted attempted murderer invited to dine with Trudeau Reply with quote

Do you get the feeling that this government is getting sleazier and sleazier?

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Convicted attempted murderer invited to formal dinner with Trudeau in India
B.C.'s Jaspal Atwal was convicted for 1986 attempt to assassinate Indian cabinet minister on Vancouver Island
By Terry Milewski, CBC News
Posted: Feb 21, 2018 7:46 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 21, 2018 8:09 PM ET

Jaspal Atwal, a convicted former member of an illegal Sikh separatist group, was invited to dine with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a formal event hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner Thursday in Delhi.

The invitation, which was extended by Canada's High Commissioner to India, is being rescinded after CBC News asked the Prime Minister's Office about it.

"I can confirm that the High Commission is in the process of rescinding Mr. Atwal's invitation," said PMO spokeswoman Eleanore Catenaro in an email to CBC News.

Photos obtained by CBC News show Atwal posing for pictures with Trudeau's wife, Sophie, and Liberal cabinet minister Amarjeet Sohi at an event with the Indian film industry in Mumbai on Tuesday.

His appearance at an official tour event could prove highly embarrassing for Trudeau, who has been at pains during his Indian trip to assure his hosts that Canada supports a united India and rejects violent extremism.

Atwal, who did not travel to India with the Trudeaus' entourage, was convicted of the attempted murder of an Indian cabinet minister, Malkiat Singh Sidhu, on Vancouver Island in 1986.... He's also been convicted in an automobile fraud case and was charged, but not convicted, in a 1985 near-fatal attack on Ujjal Dosanjh, an opponent of the Sikh separatist movement who later became premier of British Columbia.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politic.....-1.4545881


What other head of state would be so 'diverse' that he would dine with a guy convicted of trying to kill a senior government official?

I think we will look back at this and realize that this is where Justin jumped the shark.

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Described as “too Indian, even for an Indian,” the Trudeaus have commissioned some of India’s most prestigious designers to outfit them for every photo op. What was perhaps most glaring was the juxtaposition between the Canadian political family and the Bollywood stars they met on Feb. 20. Sophie was in a cream-coloured and beaded sari, their children Xavier and Ella-Grace wore a sherwani and lehenga, respectively, and the PM donned a gold sherwani complete with traditional mojari shoes — while the Indian stars wore slacks and jackets.
https://globalnews.ca/news/4037948/trudeau-family-criticized-for-indian-outfits/


His 'charm' is working less and less all the time. Now it gets irksome. His India trip seems to be a lot of fun for Indians who enjoy seeing the pompous airhead go through his paces, like a Ken doll. They're hoping for another "personkind" moment! Or scouring through their folkloric costumes to find preposterous headwear for him to wear. You can almost imagine the Punjabis giggling at the prospect.

The Chinese call him "little potato" ... although the term might have lost something in translation. It'd probably be closer to the real meaning to translate it as "pathetic potato".
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trudeau's india trip is weird to begin with , it involves few official meetings with the actual government . it be like if a foreign leader came here , spent a week visiting well know sites like Niagara falls and Banff , then spent half a day in Ottawa doing nothing important at all , what would be the purpose of coming here ?

it has the looks and feel of a week long family vacation , its clear he hasn't learned his lesson from the aga khan trip and doesn't care what Canadians think of his travel habits
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Re: Convicted attempted murderer invited to dine with Trudea Reply with quote

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What other head of state would be so 'diverse' that he would dine with a guy convicted of trying to kill a senior government official?


Major correction: Trudeau is not our Head of State.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have a point, queenmandy ... I stand corrected.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's getting to be a laughing stock. I saw the picture of the Trudeaux, en famille in India in full regalia. You'd think they were Indians going to their wedding. When they went to the reception, they were shocked to see the Indians dressed in western garb, like the bourgeois suburbanites the Trudeaux so despise.

Now it's so funny it's on CNN.

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From 'snub' to scandal, Trudeau's India visit sparks outrage
By Huizhong Wu, CNN
Updated 1445 GMT (2245 HKT) February 22, 2018

Canada forced to rescind invitation to Sikh militant to dine with Trudeau in New Delhi
Trudeau's week-long India visit has been plagued by bad press

New Delhi (CNN)Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's week-long trip to India has gone from bad to worse.

Already dogged by bad press and speculation that the prime minister had been "snubbed" by the Indian government, on Thursday Canadian officials were again on the back-foot, after it was revealed a Sikh extremist convicted of attempting to murder an Indian politician had been invited to dine with Trudeau at the Canadian High Commissioner's residence in New Delhi.

The official invitation, which was later withdrawn, has sparked outrage in India, where the issue of Sikh separatism remains a highly charged and emotive topic.

"Obviously we take this situation extremely seriously. The individual in question never should have received an invitation. As soon as we found out, we rescinded the invitation immediately," said Trudeau during a gathering of reporters on Thursday.
The individual at the center of the controversy is Jaspal Atwal, a Canadian national of Indian heritage, who in 1987 was sentenced to 20 years in a Canadian court for his part in the attempted murder an of a visiting Indian state minister.

Complicating matters, multiple Canadian media outlets also carried photographs showing Atwal standing next to Sophie Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian Prime Minister, at a reception held in Mumbai Tuesday.

It is unclear how Atwal, a known militant, managed to obtain a visa to enter into India, or why he was seen traveling with the Trudeau entourage.

6:35 PM - Feb 21, 2018

Atwal has denied that he is part of the official Canadian government delegation and said he came to India for business, according to Canadian news site the Province.

Speaking to reporters during a weekly press briefing, Raveesh Kumar, the spokesperson for India's Ministry of External Affairs, said he was unable to explain the apparent oversight.

"I can't say immediately how that happened. There are different ways of people coming into India, we are ascertaining details from our mission. We will have to see how this happened" said Kumar.

"The fact that we issued a visa to him, it also means that he's not an Indian national."
A spokesperson for the Canadian High Commission in India declined CNN's request for further comment and referred CNN to the prime minister's public statement. [....]
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/22/asia/extremist-scandal-trudeau-india-visit-intl/


Just so you know ... in India, the Sikhs are like our separatists. So the "pathetic potato" has blundered into Indian nationalism. Quelle idiot!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MALCOLM: Would-be assassin has longtime ties to Liberals


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February 22, 2018


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February 22, 2018 8:03 PM EST


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Jaspal Atwal, the former terrorist member and would-be assassin who was photographed alongside members of the Canadian delegation in India, is a long-time supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Atwal is a former donor to the federal Grits with deep ties to the party that pre-date Justin Trudeau’s tenure as prime minister. Official records show, for example, that Atwal donated $500 to the Liberal Party of Canada in Surrey, BC, on April 9, 2011.



Records show Atwal donated $500 to the Liberal Party of Canada in Surrey, BC, on April 9, 2011.

Following a Toronto Sun report exposing Atwal’s attendance at an official state government event in India, Trudeau tried to distance himself from the man once convicted of the attempted murder of moderate Sikh cabinet minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu while he visited B.C. in 1986.


Trudeau initially refused comment and ignored questions from Indian reporters on Thursday. He later addressed the situation saying, “the individual in question never should have received an invitation, and as soon as we found out we rescinded the invitation immediately.”

Trudeau did not address the fact that Atwal was already in India and had already attended a private government function in India where he was photographed with Sophie Trudeau, Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi and Brampton South Liberal MP Sonia Sidhu.



Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and Jaspal Atwal in India.


Instead, Trudeau blamed the ordeal on Surrey Centre rookie MP Randeep Sarai. “The Member of Parliament who included this individual has and will assume full responsibility for his actions,” said Trudeau, without confirming what sort of repercussions Sarai will face or whether Trudeau will kick him out of the Liberal caucus.


Sarai also released a statement, falling on the sword for this monumental international blunder.


“I alone facilitated his request to attend this important event,” said Sarai. “I should have exercised better judgement, and I take full responsibility for my actions.”


Many journalists and experts have been quick to point out that invitations to high-level state functions do not come from back-bench MPs. Guest lists are carefully selected by partisan operatives, scrutinized by the Prime Minister’s Office and vetted by police and security agencies.


The question of how a convicted gunman and former member of a Sikh terrorist organization managed to attend an official state function hosted by Canada’s High Commissioner in India remains unanswered. Further, the response from Trudeau and Sarai do not address Atwal’s deep connections to Trudeau’s party.


The Sun has obtained two photos of Atwal posing in photos with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. One was taken at a Liberal Party of Canada campaign event in Vancouver, British Columbia in May 2015.

The other undated photo appears to be older, when Trudeau had longer hair, and appears to be taken in a private setting outside a home or restaurant.



Trudeau’s spokesperson told the Sun that Trudeau “meets with tens of thousands of people,” and that “people often ask to take a picture with the Prime Minister.”



The Sun has also found photographs of Atwal with former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff and former interim Liberal leader Bob Rae. News reports from 2012 also state Atwal was a board member for a Liberal Party riding association in Surrey, BC.


Justin Trudeau and Jasmat Atwal, left.

Atwal’s involvement in Liberal campaigns and his presence at official events in India expose the Trudeau government’s troubling ties to Sikh extremists.

Trudeau’s junket to India has gone from bad to worse.

Being snubbed by Indian officials and teased for his over-the-top costumes is one thing. Wining and dining with a convicted terrorist assassin and fanning the flames of militant Sikh separatists is an order of magnitude more serious


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the sun article would seem to indicate this individual was in fact a long time liberal supporter and not simply a 1 time invite as there trying to claim .

how did no one in the BC liberal party realise he was a convicted assassin ? the crime he committed in the 1980's was very high profile and well known .

how did no one ? know who he was , just find it hard to believe they weren't aware of his past

and if they did know about his past , why was he allowed to attend so many liberal events , donate money and even sit on the board of a liberal riding association ?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( ezra asks an interesting question ? are the people behind trudeau as smart as we though they were ? this India trip was a disaster , from the outrageous clothing , photo stunts and convicted assassin being invited )



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I had previously operated under the assumption that as gaffe-prone as Trudeau seems to be, he... is surrounded by much smarter people. This India mess leaves us facing troubling questions: what if those much smarter people don’t actually exist?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't it a little late to be waking up to this? Wasn't the fiasco at the Paris Climate thingy at least a hint? Wasn't it evident when the off-loaded their nanny bill on the public?

The India thing is worse than we realize because there was a gong rung and Justin entered the room dancing like the horny young men in a Bollywood movie!

He's planning to show up in black-face in South Africa. He even thought about wearing a ceremonial loincloth until he realized that if Sophie wore the matching "his'n her" ensemble, they would see her tits ...

What it says to me is that he has nobody in his entourage except yes-men. Let's be honest, there could be circumstances where such a stunt would go over. I mean, he put a Stetson on in Calgary ... that's the wave-length they're on. It isn't much that they're stupid as they're superficial.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( the convicted assassin now says that he's known trudeau for years and they were even friends and never been an issue until now , trudeau says they aren't friends so who is lying ? )


PMO disputes that Trudeau and Atwal were friends


Amy Smart and Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, February 25, 2018 5:31PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, February 25, 2018 7:26PM EST


SURREY, B.C. -- A man convicted of attempted murder who was invited to a dinner reception with Justin Trudeau in India says he has a friendly relationship with the prime minister, and stayed away to save him from further embarrassment.

But the Prime Minister's Office says there is no merit to the assertions by Jaspal Atwal, who was convicted of attempted murder in the 1980s, especially the claim that he and Trudeau were friends.

The dispute emerges after Atwal was interviewed by the The Canadian Press at his home in Surrey, B.C., following Trudeau's, at times, turbulent trip to India, which ended with his return to Ottawa on Sunday.


Atwal says he received an invitation directly from the Canadian high commissioner's office for the event in New Delhi last week.

British Columbia Liberal MP Randeep Sarai has said in a statement it was his choice alone to include Atwal on the guest list and he realized afterwards that he exercised poor judgement in doing so.

On Sunday, a senior government official said, on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, that the high commission invited some guests after receiving recommendations from others, including MPs such as Sarai.

Atwal said he has known Trudeau for years. During one of Trudeau's visits to B.C. in 2008 or 2009, he said the pair sat together in Atwal's Hummer and chatted.

"We know each other. He knows my name, he'll come and say, 'Hey Jas, how you doing?' We have a good relationship I never see any problem," he said in the interview on Saturday. "But now he says, 'Oh Jaspal's not supposed to be here, this and that.' It surprised me."

Trudeau's spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, said the prime minister and Atwal are not friends.

"That is not true," Ahmad said in an interview. Asked about the Humvee conversation, Ahmad said: "I don't know what he's referring to there, but no, they are not (friends)."

Atwal said he is not a member of the Liberal party and has helped politicians from different parties both federally and provincially.

He said he was travelling in India last week on a personal trip and questioned why Sarai is taking the blame alone for his invitation to the reception.

"I don't know why he's taking all the responsibility; he had nothing to do with that," he said. "The high commissioner, they're the one giving the invitation. Everyone's name goes through CSIS and the RCMP."

But Ahmad disputed Atwal's version of events, reiterating the statement that Sarai released last week.

"I would refer to what the prime minister said when he addressed these matters in India on two occasions," said Ahmad.

"It is not true, these claims that come from Mr. Atwal."

Atwal was convicted of attempting to kill Indian cabinet minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu during a visit to Vancouver Island in 1986.

In spite of media reports, he said he was not a member of the International Sikh Youth Federation, a banned terrorist group in Canada and India, at the time.

He was also charged, but not convicted, in connection with a 1985 attack on Ujjal Dosanjh, a staunch opponent of the Sikh separatist movement, who later became B.C. premier and a federal Liberal cabinet minister.

Atwal said he does not support Khalistani organizations and warns Sikh youth in B.C. against believing propaganda from separatists, many of whom he believes have a financial interest in the cause.

He confirmed he was blacklisted from visiting India because of his crime. But he said any suggestion the government of India intervened -- either by getting him an invitation or removing him from the blacklist so that he could attend -- is a "total lie."

"India's government has nothing to do with anything," Atwal said.

Ahmad said the Prime Minister's Office has no comment on Indian policies regarding visas or blacklists.

Atwal's passport shows stamps from two other recent visits to the country in January and August 2017. He said he also visited in 1999 to spread his father's ashes and in 2002 to go shopping for his son's wedding.

He showed his passport and the invitations from the high commission to the events in India to The Canadian Press.

After his visa expired in 2007, Atwal said he applied to have it renewed but was unsuccessful until his 2017 visits.

A government official, discussing the matter on condition of anonymity, has said guest lists for receptions such as those in India are not vetted individually for security. Those who issue the invites are expected to do their own due diligence to ensure their own guests are safe, the official said.

The official also suggested Atwal's presence was engineered by elements within the Indian government to distance the country from Ottawa, driven by concerns that Canada is not fully committed to a united India.

The suggestion has been made that Atwal's presence was arranged by factions within the Indian government who refuse to believe there is no risk posed to a united India by Sikh separatists living abroad, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The factions wanted to undermine the Canadian tour to India to prevent the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from getting too cozy to foreign governments they believe want to undermine a united India, he said.

The official spoke by phone to reporters travelling with Trudeau during a briefing arranged by the Prime Minister's Office. He said Canadian security officials received a tip from intelligence sources within Canada on Wednesday morning that Atwal had been at a reception in Mumbai with the prime minister Tuesday evening.

The official also said Atwal has, since his conviction, been on a list of people banned by India from getting a visa to visit the country because of their ties to Sikh separatist and extremist groups but that he was suddenly removed from that blacklist last summer -- long before Trudeau's trip was planned.

Atwal said his invitation to the Canadian high commissioner's dinner in New Delhi was not rescinded. He said he volunteered not to attend because he thought it might embarrass the prime minister after photos of him with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau at the event in Mumbai garnered negative media attention.

He said he told a Liberal party official: "I don't want to see our prime minister embarrassed. I will not come to Delhi, so please take me off the list. This is what I told them."

But Ahmad made it clear that Atwal was taken off the guest list as soon as the PMO became aware of the controversy.

"It is a fact that the invitation was rescinded by the high commission," said Ahmad.

"I'm not sure he's able to send you proof it wasn't rescinded."

Conservative public safety critic Pierre Paul-Hus said Friday the House of Commons committee on national security should review the Privy Council Office's screening practices following Atwal's attendance at the reception in Mumbai.

Atwal said the international media attention is "frustrating" after he served his time.

"Yes, I made a big mistake in my life and I've taken full responsibility. But after that, I change, and people here -- blaming and all that, looking at your personal life and all that -- I'm telling them, grow up. Everybody makes mistakes."

Last week, a former senior Conservative government official dismissed the theory that Atwal's presence was orchestrated by elements within the Indian government.

"That is complete nonsense," said Garry Keller, who served as chief of staff to interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose.

Ahmad said the PMO never tried to advance such a theory.

"It is false what people have alleged, that this was somehow politically driven," he said.


https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/pmo-disputes-that-trudeau-and-atwal-were-friends-1.3818447
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( trudeau has decided to run for cover and will not be in question period today , at this point it might be best to admit he meet the assassin but claim he didn't know of his criminal record )



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... Justin Trudeau's flopperoo of an Indian trip has been an interesting lesson in the limits of being (in Mordecai Richler's phrase) "world-famous all over Canada". He has an attractive and photogenic young wife and children, and a fawning domestic press whose besottedness has a whiff of desperation about it. It has also been utterly baffling to Canuck reporters' far livelier Commonwealth cousins in the Indian media.

Yet the Prime Minister's minders got away with it at home, and as a result they assumed it would travel just as easily. So they sent the Trudeaus off to tour India as, say, William and Kate would, with the press agog at each of the Duchess' new outfits, and the cute amusing childlike interactions by Prince George.

Except it's weirder than that: in this royal family, Justin is the princess and the kid. As with Di or Kate, we're supposed to admire his every stunning change of gown, and sweet Wills- or George-like infant delight at every exotic novelty. Indians are quite understandably completely baffled by the touring Mister Dress-Up. Bhaavna Arora:

Is it just me who's finding Justin Trudeau's fancy dress display fake and annoying?

Shekhar Gupta:

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Why Justin Trudeau in India has begun to look like competition for Virat Kohli as Manyavar model


Shunali Khullar Shroff:

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Who advised Justin Trudeau to dress like a bridegroom at the Bombay event? Only a horse and sehra seemed to be missing.


Trudeau's entourage, meanwhile, has acted as if they're still in Ottawa and a couple of the press-gallery poodles are getting a bit yappy. A critical piece in the Indian magazine Outlook resulted in Canada's High Commissioner withdrawing an invitation to the gala reception at Canada House in Delhi an hour before the event. On the other hand, he was happy to offer A-list access to homicidal terrorists.
https://www.steynonline.com/8496/everything-must-go-massive-nationwide-clearance


Steyn's point -- yes, the Canadian media are that bad!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re: Justin Trudeau having jumped the shark...

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Justin Trudeau would lose if an election were held tomorrow, India trip a symptom of shift in mood: Ipsos poll
By Amanda Connolly National Online Journalist Global News

A new poll conducted exclusively for Global News suggests Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals would lose to the Conservatives if an election were held tomorrow.

According to a new Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News, public reaction to a recent troubled trip by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to India two weeks ago might be a symptom of a growing problem.

Liberals would win 33 per cent of the national popular decided vote if Canadians went to the polls this weekend, while Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives would receive 38 per cent of the same vote and win the election.

That’s a drop of five points since December for the Liberals and a jump of seven points since the same time for the Conservatives.

The NDP would get 21 per cent support, while the Green Party would get five per cent of the vote.

Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Global Public Affairs, said the declining fortunes for Trudeau and the Liberals are likely due to self-inflicted wounds.

“It’s the first time we’ve shown, since before the election, any time the Liberals have been behind. They’ve been consistently four or five points ahead of their nearest competitor; sometimes more than that for the last two years and a bit,” Bricker said.

“The remarkable thing about it is very little of it has to do with any of the qualities of the opposition parties. This is really people evaluating the government on its own terms and the Liberal Party on its own terms.”
https://globalnews.ca/news/4058984/justin-trudeau-india-trip-ipsos-poll/


Imagine what it would be like if we had an effective leader?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Convicted attempted murderer invited to dine with Trudea Reply with quote

Bugs wrote:
Do you get the feeling that this government is getting sleazier and sleazier?

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Convicted attempted murderer invited to formal dinner with Trudeau in India
B.C.'s Jaspal Atwal was convicted for 1986 attempt to assassinate Indian cabinet minister on Vancouver Island
By Terry Milewski, CBC News
Posted: Feb 21, 2018 7:46 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 21, 2018 8:09 PM ET

Jaspal Atwal, a convicted former member of an illegal Sikh separatist group, was invited to dine with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a formal event hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner Thursday in Delhi.

The invitation, which was extended by Canada's High Commissioner to India, is being rescinded after CBC News asked the Prime Minister's Office about it.

"I can confirm that the High Commission is in the process of rescinding Mr. Atwal's invitation," said PMO spokeswoman Eleanore Catenaro in an email to CBC News.

Photos obtained by CBC News show Atwal posing for pictures with Trudeau's wife, Sophie, and Liberal cabinet minister Amarjeet Sohi at an event with the Indian film industry in Mumbai on Tuesday.

His appearance at an official tour event could prove highly embarrassing for Trudeau, who has been at pains during his Indian trip to assure his hosts that Canada supports a united India and rejects violent extremism.

Atwal, who did not travel to India with the Trudeaus' entourage, was convicted of the attempted murder of an Indian cabinet minister, Malkiat Singh Sidhu, on Vancouver Island in 1986.... He's also been convicted in an automobile fraud case and was charged, but not convicted, in a 1985 near-fatal attack on Ujjal Dosanjh, an opponent of the Sikh separatist movement who later became premier of British Columbia.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politic.....-1.4545881


What other head of state would be so 'diverse' that he would dine with a guy convicted of trying to kill a senior government official?

I think we will look back at this and realize that this is where Justin jumped the shark.

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Described as “too Indian, even for an Indian,” the Trudeaus have commissioned some of India’s most prestigious designers to outfit them for every photo op. What was perhaps most glaring was the juxtaposition between the Canadian political family and the Bollywood stars they met on Feb. 20. Sophie was in a cream-coloured and beaded sari, their children Xavier and Ella-Grace wore a sherwani and lehenga, respectively, and the PM donned a gold sherwani complete with traditional mojari shoes — while the Indian stars wore slacks and jackets.
https://globalnews.ca/news/4037948/trudeau-family-criticized-for-indian-outfits/


His 'charm' is working less and less all the time. Now it gets irksome. His India trip seems to be a lot of fun for Indians who enjoy seeing the pompous airhead go through his paces, like a Ken doll. They're hoping for another "personkind" moment! Or scouring through their folkloric costumes to find preposterous headwear for him to wear. You can almost imagine the Punjabis giggling at the prospect.

The Chinese call him "little potato" ... although the term might have lost something in translation. It'd probably be closer to the real meaning to translate it as "pathetic potato".
I guess he's all in on diversity.

It reminds me of the story of the lifeguard who was hired. When asked if he could swim, Human Resources said "he speaks French."
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