The Omar Khadr case is possibly the most grossly misrepresented in Canadian media history, thanks in large part to irresponsible, misleading, and intellectually vapid writing by journalists such as @TheRoyGreenShow…./2…
Recently, Conservatives, as well as much of our media, have gone to great extents to misrepresent the signing of a non-binding UN Pact as an attack on Canada’s sovereignty. But when an underaged Canadian citizen’s habeas corpus rights were suspended by a foreign power... /3
...which then, inter alia, falsely imprisoned him, tortured him, and forced him into a ‘confession’ under duress, they constantly referred to Khadr being a 'convicted terrorist', and squawked incessantly about how our government ‘gifted’ said ‘convicted terrorist’ millions.../4
...of dollars when the government was held financially accountable for its gross abrogation of duty. Which occurred only after the Supreme Court of Canada handed down multiple rulings saying that what occurred at Gitmo offended “the most basic Canadian standards..." .../5
...about the treatment of detained youth suspects” and that “the deprivation of his right to liberty and security of the person is not in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice”.

And why do you continue with this false narrative of any of this being the @JustinTrudeau government’s fault?

It seems his administration is the only one from the last 15+ years that ISN'T morally culpable for what happened re: Khadr.

Moreover, why do you continue to offend the Canadian stance on human rights by insisting that our government’s abrogation of duty to protect a Canadian’s Charter rights should NOT incur serious consequences?

Khadr’s win was a win for human rights in Canada. FULL STOP.

The only disappointment is that the case was settled before being decided by the SCC.

It would have been far more preferable had the SCC handed down a decisive ruling in his favour, even if that meant costing the country $10M - $30M more than it did.

It would've been a definitive ruling from our highest court that our country has a POSITIVE OBLIGATION, even in the context of international law, to ensure the Charter rights of ALL Canadians are respected and defended, EXACTLY what the idea of UNIVERSAL human rights is about /10
You say, @TheRoyGreenShow, that @JustinTrudeau “had neither the moral high ground nor an acceptable reason for concluding the lawsuit”. Perhaps you have neither the moral high ground, nor any acceptable reason, for continuing to be a part of the public discussion in Canada.
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