Young of­fender doesn’t mean child sol­dier

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Well, it didn’t take long for pol­i­tics to be in­jected into this mat­ter.

Mr. McKenna makes ref­er­ence to Mr. Anglin’s as­so­ci­a­tion to for­mer prime min­is­ter Stephen Harper. My re­sponse to this is: “So what?” Mr. Anglin was sim­ply re­lat­ing in­ter­na­tional law, specif­i­cally “the con­ven­tion on the rights of the child.”

I’ve been scratch­ing my head try­ing to fig­ure out what po­lit­i­cal party formed the ba­sis of this con­ven­tion. I’m still scratch­ing.

The Supreme Court of Canada may not have rec­og­nized Khadr as an adult of­fender, there­fore he was prob­a­bly a sus­pected young of­fender. The terms “young of­fender”

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