The media is jumping all over a complaint filed by Liberal Ujjal Dosanjh about the Conservative candidate Wai Young getting an endorsement from Ripudaman Singh Malik who was acquitted in the Air India bombing court case.
Canadian Press, CBC and the Vancouver Sun have all run their own stories on it but what I find odd is that no one has apparently talked to Young (note: these stories linked have been altered since) and the only comment from the Conservative Party came from National Campaign Chairman Guy Giorno who Tweeted this:
Update: Wai Young has released a statement and it looks like the media ran the story without getting her side of it
“I was invited to visit the Khalsa School by the school’s Principal, not Ripudaman Singh Malik. Had I known he would have been present or was involved with the school I never would have attended. No one involved with this school or Ripudaman Singh Malik is involved in my campaign nor have I ever asked for his support. I strongly stand against terrorism and support the strong leadership by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government to fight terrorism.
“Throughout my campaign, I have met with as many constituents as possible so they can meet and learn about me in order to make an informed choice in this election. The Khalsa School was one of several schools which I toured and spoke at, both private and public. These have been excellent opportunities for the students and parents to engage in the democratic process and to learn more about myself, as the Candidate for the Conservative Party in Vancouver South.”