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Khadr settlement the correct choice, but we don’t have to like it | Robert Karrass

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 1:44 PM | By Robert Karrass

The Omar Khadr settlement has been a political bloodbath for the left and the right. The left has stated that Khadr was a child soldier who was detained, interrogated by Americans and Canadians, tortured, and (though a child) tried for war crimes as an adult, all in violation of his s. 7 Charter rights. For this breach, the federal government settled a $20-million civil lawsuit by paying Khadr $10.5 million.

The right has immediately responded by denouncing this settlement, calling Khadr a terrorist and murderer. The...