RCMP aware of Atwal’s criminal record before event with Trudeau, didn’t tell team in India: report

The Prime Minister’s Office placed the name of Jaspal Atwal among hundreds of last-minute invitations to events with Justin Trudeau in Mumbai on February 20 and Delhi two days later, a new report has found.

The RCMP was aware of Mr. Atwal’s criminal record one week before the event, but did not notify its team on the ground in India, said the report by the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICP). The report said there is no systematic vetting of invitees to events held by the Prime Minister abroad.