CBC’s Terry Milewski looking the other way has also caught the attention of Conservative MP Bob Zimmer who read out this statement in the House of Parliament:
Mr. Bob Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River, CPC): Mr. Speaker, last
weekend’s Vancouver Province described a photo of the interim Liberal
leader and Liberal loyalist, Jaspal Atwal.
Let me share with the House the rap sheet on Mr. Atwal. Mr. Atwal
was convicted of the attempted murder of Malkiat Singh Sidhu in 1986.
He even admitted to pulling the trigger. He was also charged with the
beating of former Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh in 1985. Someone should
tell Terry Milewski of the CBC.
I wonder what Mr. Dosanjh thinks about the interim Liberal leader
being photographed with Mr. Atwal.
Mr. Atwal’s Liberal connections run even deeper. In the 2011
election campaign, he helped bankroll the Liberal Party’s campaign in
Fleetwood—Port Kells. Is the interim Liberal leader going to defend
his friend, Jaspal Atwal? Is the interim Liberal leader now so focused
on the relentless pursuit of power that he will associate with anyone
for an easy vote, even a convicted criminal like Jaspal Atwal?
Update: Milewski has posted a lengthy response in the comment section
Update: Milewski now says this is all: “a flat-out lie – a deliberate, malicious smear against a journalist”
Update: I have now sent off this email To CBC’s Chris Hall, Paul Hambleton and Terry Milewski:
“I am trying to confirm that these IP addresses do in fact belong to CBC reporter Terry Milewski and are not someone impersonating him on my blog site.”
Update: Even though no one from the CBC including Milewski has responded to my email, I have discovered that the IP address used for these comments does belong to the CBC so I have now approved the last three received to appear in the comment section.
Update: Jeesh, I can’t keep up. Just as I was posting the previous update, Milewski sent me a confirmation email: