…..no explanation needed.
July 7, 2017
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau,
Office of the Prime Minister,
80 Wellington Street,
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
Re: Thank you
Dear Prime Minister:
If I’m prone to be quick to criticize, a common characteristic, I should also promptly applaud when credit is due.
Thank you and your government for settling the claim Omar Khadr made against Canada. Yes, it can be argued the courts would have awarded him a more substantial compensation, but you did the right thing, nonetheless.
It’s only a shame your Conservative opposition can’t shake their medievalist mindset.
Charles H. Klassen
July 7, 2017
House of Commons,
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
Re: Omar Khadr
Just how poorly informed do you want to make yourself out to be?
You know very well how shamefully Canada treated Omar Khadr. You know very well there wasn’t a court in this country that would support the position you and the other troglodytes in the last government held on the question. You know very well you’re now simply playing politics to arouse the worst among us, when you should be contrite and remorseful. And, you know very well Canada can pay Mr. Khadr $10million now or a lot more at trial.
But, then I suppose we should expect nothing better from the intransigent medievalist thinking of the conservative mind.
Charles H. Klassen.
The same letter went to Tony Clement, Peter Kent, and Jason Kenny.
Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments routinely ignore their own policies and procedures, and violate both the law and Charter rights. Yes, sometimes it’s done clandestinely, sometimes with a rationalized good purpose, but most often unintentionally…. innocent mistakes.
No matter the cause, a government must accept responsibility and exact a punitive consequence. We need to ensure that happens.