MP who inviting convicted would-be assassin to dinner with Trudeau apologizes and steps down

Liberal MP Randeep Sarai stepped down from his post as Pacific caucus chair after inviting Jaspal Atwal to an elite dinner with Justin Trudeau during his trip to India last week.

Sarai made the announcement on Twitter yesterday.

“I want to again apologize for my role in recent unfortunate events, Moving forward, I will be exercising better judgment. As I don’t want to distract from the good work of the Pacific Caucus, I will be stepping down as caucus chair,” he said.

Atwal was accused of being a member of a Sikh separatist group and was convicted of attempting to assassinate Indian cabinet minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu during a visit to Vancouver Island in 1986.

This isn’t the first time Justin Trudeau met up with a criminal, Trudeau met with Joshua Boyle in December 2017 while Boyle was under investigation for assault and many other charges.

Trudeau has still yet to explain his Joshua Boyle meeting.

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Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto  and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.

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