How it looks, given Atwal’s tentacles to the party, is that at least some of them knew full well who Jaspal Atwal is and was. They just didn’t care much
To be fair all of Canada’s mainstream political parties engage in the practice of ethnic vote whoring. It’s identity politics at its most divisive and dangerous, that’s why they prefer to sugarcoat it with the term “multiculturalism”. It makes the crap taste better.