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Politics Politics Briefing: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau explains the Atwal photo

Jaspal Atwal is photographed with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau at a reception in Mumbai on February 20, 2018.

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Good morning,

When you're a popular figure, you don't know the strangers who come up to you for photographs.

That's what Sophie Grégoire Trudeau told CTV's Power Play when asked how she got into a photo with Jaspal Atwal. Mr. Atwal, convicted of attempting to murder an Indian cabinet minister in Canada in the 1980s, had a photo taken with the wife of the Canadian Prime Minister during a reception in India last month.

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"When we stand in a photo line or when people come up to ask [for] pictures, it's always a moment where I remind myself, it is their moment, and it is my moment because these people are showing me trust and confidence. So I stand there with all my presence and I take a picture with pleasure, then something shocking comes along," she said.

"That's life, right?"

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