Change the law about compensating victims
RE: Omar Khadr
The overwhelming public objection to the Trudeau government’s decision to make Omar Khadr an instant multimillionaire should cause reflection by all elected politicians to question the law that allows individuals, no matter how serious the grievance, to sue the Canadian taxpayer in the guise of the Canadian government.
Too often these suits are no more than opportunistic grabs by individuals and ‘big pay day’ lawyers.
It is time the government and the Supreme Court took a long, hard look at the financial rewarding aspect of civil rights claims and brought it more in line with the court of public opinion, particularly when it concerns known terrorists. Les Farrington, Ancaster