What to do about Omar Khadr

Tories flip-flop on whether to appeal the Khadr ruling

The Conservative government can’t seem to decide what do about Omar Khadr, the 22-year-old Guantanamo Bay detainee. First, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said there would be an appeal of a Federal Court ruling that
said the government must ask the United States to send Khadr home. That was quickly followed by Cannon’s spokeswoman saying that a decision had not been made. Moments later, it was announced that there would be an appeal after all. By late Friday afternoon a government spokesperson announced what had already become clear to most observers: the government hasn’t yet made up its mind.


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