Friday, June 17, 2005

June 17th 2005, Grewal Cleared In Airport Incident

Grewal cleared in airport incident

CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA — The Mounties and federal transportation regulators have dropped their investigations of Conservative MP Gurmant Grewal over an incident at Vancouver International Airport.

Grewal had tried on June 4 to get other passengers in a waiting area of the airport to carry a package for him to Ottawa.

But the RCMP say there was nothing criminal about the Newton-North Delta MP's actions.

Transport Canada has also cleared Grewal of any wrongdoing.

In a letter to the MP, the agency's manager of security operations says Grewal did not contravene the Aeronautics Act.

Grewal went on stress leave a few days after the incident, and gave up his parliamentary duties.

Air Canada is still conducting its own investigation.