Trudeau sold out on Khadr issue
I was reading an article in the Toronto Sun about Omar Khadr. First I think the Toronto Sun is largely Conservative but the points made are valid. The article questioned why Justin Trudeau didn’t defend the lawsuit by Khadr.
The article pointed out Khadr was captured by the United States and held by the United States, not Canada. Personally, I don’t condemn the United States for its treatment of terrorists. Second, the article pointed out Khadr’s radicalization was under his father, Ahmed Said Khadr, not by Canada. Jean Chretien and Paul Martin were in power at the time.
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Canada violated Khadr’s rights when CSIS and Foreign Affairs interviewed Khadr without a lawyer present and passed the information onto the United States. The article pointed out had Trudeau fought the lawsuit and lost, that Canada isn’t liable for Khadr’s capture or radicalization and could have reduced the damages.
I, like the rest of the 71 per cent of Canadians, think Trudeau sold Canada out and should have fought to the bitter end. I don’t think Canada should allow anyone who fights our allies back to our country.
John W.A. Curtis, Summerside