Justin’s dad trampled on my freedom
RE: Omar Khadr
If I understand correctly Omar Kadhr was given an apology and $10.5 million because his constitutional rights were violated. So an argument can be made that every man, woman, and child alive in Canada on October 16, 1970 deserves an apology and compensation.
On that date Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act. Our present PM’s father gave himself power to arrest anyone and jail Canadian citizens indefinitely without charging them. The act gave Trudeau the powers of censorship and control of communications. The act gave him the power to arrest, detain and deport anyone. It gave him control of all air, sea and land transportation. The act gave him the power for the appropriation of anyone’s property.
The War Measures Act was in effect during World War 1 to intern Canadians of German descent. During World War 2 it was used to imprison Japanese Canadians and confiscate their property. In the 1980s compensation packages and formal apologies were given to those affected. In WW1 over 16 million people died including over 67,000 Canadian military personal. Over 60 million people died in WW2 including over 43,000 Canadians.
Although only one person was killed, Pierre Trudeau used the War Measures Act to hold 497 people in prison incommunicado for months, while holding the freedom of every Canadian up for ransom. Pierre Trudeau trampled on the right to freedom of every Canadian
I’d like my apology by next week, and can you pay me my $10.5 million in American dollars please? Thank you. John Lisowski, Hamilton