CBC Uses Unnamed "Source" To Blame India
For Trudeau's Invite Debacle
CBC Blames "Rogue Elements" In India For Trudeau Terrorist Invite
CBC Cites Unnamed "Source"
Following Justin Trudeau's invite of a convicted attempted assassin in India, the CBC went to an unnamed source to claim that "rogue elements" within India were working to make Trudeau look weak on Sikh terrorism:
A senior government official with knowledge of the prime minister's security protocols is suggesting rogue political elements in India may have orchestrated the embarrassing invitation of a would-be political assassin to a formal dinner with Justin Trudeau in an attempt to make the Canadian government appear sympathetic to Sikh extremism.
The official said questions should be asked of the Indian government about how Jaspal Atwal, convicted in the attempted murder of a Indian cabinet minister visiting Canada in 1986, was taken off a blacklist of people banned by India from entering the country — and then suddenly surfaced during Trudeau's visit there this week.
Atwal received his invitation through B.C. Liberal MP Randeep Sarai, who put the former member of a banned extremist group on the guest list for a dinner at the Canadian High Commission in India.
The source said the expectation is that MPs who put names on the guest list should be able to vouch for that guest — and in this case, Sarai realizes that he should not have added Atwal's name and has taken responsibility for his actions.
The piece was penned by Peter Zimonjic and Katie Simpson on February 22nd and failed to reveal the name of the "source" within the government. As of February 23rd, no other news organization or network has published similar claims. CBC remains the only news organization to suggest "rogue elements" helped sabotage Justin Trudeau's trip to India.