Conservative Party Leader Scheer accepts offer of national security briefing on Jaspal Atwal

Andrew Scheer

CONSERVATIVE Party Leader Andrew Scheer on Tuesday announced that he had accepted the offer of a briefing concerning the incident that saw former Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal attend official events during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to India.

Scheer said he has informed the government that he will invite members of the Conservative caucus and media to the portion of the briefing that will cover non-classified information.

Scheer said: “In correspondence with my Chief of Staff, the government confirmed that the information provided to journalists by Daniel Jean was not classified. In addition, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness confirmed that the information provided to the media by the National Security Advisor did not contain classified information.”

He added: “Given these admissions, I believe it is appropriate for all members of the Conservative caucus to be present for the briefing and I will invite them to attend. I will also invite members of the media who were present for the original briefing with the National Security Advisor.”

Scheer informed the government that if it had any additional classified information to share, members of the Conservative Caucus who are also members of the Queen’s Privy Council will remain in the room for a separate briefing.

Scheer said: “Justin Trudeau has failed to be honest with Canadians about why a convicted attempted murderer was invited to his official events in India. The Prime Minister blamed rogue elements within the Indian government for Jaspal Atwal’s presence in India, but since that time, the Indian government, [Liberal MP from Surrey] Randeep Sarai, Jaspal Atwal and the Minister of Foreign Affairs have all refuted Justin Trudeau’s claims.

“It’s becoming clear why Justin Trudeau is going to such lengths to cover up the details of his trip to India. Just last week it was revealed that a Liberal Member of Parliament, who gets paid by a construction company in Brampton, secured access for his business partner to meet with the Prime Minister, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and the Minister responsible for economic development.”

Meanwhile, Jaspal Atwal phoned the Conservative Party on Tuesday and told them that he is willing to appear before any committee to give his side of the story.  He characterized the Liberal Party’s take on his presence at the reception in India as lies and said he wanted to expose them.

 

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