(This article originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)
By: Candice Malcolm
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.
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situation saying, “the individual in question never should have received an invitation, and as soon as we found out we rescinded the invitation immediately.”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.
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.
Atwal’s involvement in Liberal campaigns and his presence at official events in India expose the Trudeau government’s troubling ties to Sikh extremists.
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