I wish that I could say otherwise.
These scum should be dragged into the street and shot. Then the rest of their co-religionists put on leaky boats headed to the Islamic hell holes their people created, and that they belong in. It's time to take our countries back.
is all I can say.A judicial decision huh. Again, Khadr supporters have it wrong. The case is still pending but Trudeau took it upon himself to settle it. There was no judicial decision. Trudeau went behind the backs of his own cabinet which is why a lot of them are also pissed at him. Get your facts straight.
Some have come to the conclusion that the Charter was never meant to be used this way. That doesn't make them racist bigots - this is a difficult issue and deserves to be discussed without name calling on both sides.
No worries. I should stop reading comment sections. Everyone has a right to their opinions, but it bothers me when people that are commenting are so woefully uninformed.
Perhaps........the charter I always thought was absolute. But this is a difficult case. The one thing that sticks in my mind is why was he not brought back to Canada to stand trial.
Yes. I have unfollowed quite a few people that just let fly w/o checking why the payment was made etc etc.
I don't like that we're paying $10M either. But, I have no other solutions.
The precedent was set by the settlement to Arar 10 or so years ago. He received 10.5 million and an apology. That might be why the government lawyers settled with that amount for Khadr. I find the amount unsettling as well, but I am not sure what else could have been done.Yeah, it's the 10 million that bothers me too. And, I'm no legal expert, but I have to wonder if it doesn't set some sort of precedent that might come back to haunt us. I am also concerned about the effect this has on the morale of our military families.
$30 to 40 million. Wow. Legally, it was a dead horse. The government was not going to win."I share those concerns about the money. In fact that's why we settled," Mr. Trudeau told reporters at a news conference announcing the appointment of Julie Payette as the country's next Governor-General. "If we had continued to fight this, not only would we have inevitably lost, but estimates range from $30 to $40-million dollars that it would have ended up costing the government."
This lays out why the Khadr settlement happened pretty clearly I think.
Comments so far seem to mostly support, and/or argue who's to blame. That's Globe and Mail readers though, who may not skew with the 71% of Canadians who apparently didn't approve (likely based on a pretty simple survey question rather than a full understanding of the case and its history).
I also know this: the last thing we need is our politicians down in the U.S., whipping up even more ignorance and bile toward Canada among American conservatives.
Don't forget, a lot of them still blame Canada for allowing the Sept. 11 attackers into America, which is entirely false, but which lives on in the American mind to this day, despite years of patient fact-checking by Canadian diplomats in Washington.
The conservative American public, guided by a churlish, isolationist president, is looking for whipping boys and imagined foreign enemies at the moment.
They don't need encouraging by politicians who claim to speak for Canadians. Conservatives might try to keep in mind that it's supposed to be the Loyal Opposition.