Khadr’s fans should reimburse the objectors
Editor: After trying to digest the silly suppositions which effectively proclaims Omar Khadr a nice young man who did no wrong, as evinced by Gerry Klappe’s letter (Herald, July 26), it is worth putting an understandable cost to this latest nonsensical expenditure outrage generated under the guise of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The $10.5 million award ordained under this well intentioned, but oft impediment to common-sense judgment, statute, is to most an abstraction.
In everyday understandable terms, the figure represents the total 2016 federal taxes paid by 2,333 working Canadians, assuming a taxable average income of $30,000 — no doubt a figure on the high side.
Perhaps a majority of these unwilling contributors would prefer to see terrorist-supporting families deported or killers of any age ineligible for protection under the misguided precepts of Charter theories ,which operate isolated from the intent of the law and common-sense.
Objectors would be more than pleased if the admirers of his actions would like to step forward and re-reimburse the 2,333 faceless working people.
John Thomas, Okanagan Falls