After returning from his India trip Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided to take a day of for personal reasons.
It was the day after his return when he showed up for question period in the House of Commons that sparked outrage from the India government.
After being grilled by the official opposition the PM blamed the India government for supposedly planting would-be-assassin to a visit with Trudeau.
A militant Sikh separatist named Jaspal Atwal was invited to a dinner with Trudeau during his trip, Atwal claims he’s good friends with Trudeau, but of course that was denied.
India called the comments by Trudeau “baseless and unacceptable”
“The Government of India, including the security agencies, had nothing to do with the presence of Jaspal Atwal at the event hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner in Mumbai or the invitation issued to him for the Canadian High Commissioner’s reception in New Delhi. Any suggestion to the contrary is baseless and unacceptable,” said India’s Ministry of External Affairs in a press statement released on Wednesday.
Since Trudeau’s visit to India his poll numbers are down, can he recover? It’s not looking good for the future of the liberal party.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.