In the balance

While the Prime Minister’s Office continues to distance the Harper government from any decision in the case of Omar Khadr, Michelle Shephard reports that discussions are taking place between officials in Washington and Ottawa. John Ibbitson figures the final decision Mr. Khadr’s fate will rest with Stephen Harper, at least so long as Barack Obama asks Mr. Harper to make a decision. But any deal would first, of course, have to be accepted by Mr. Khadr, who is due to meet with his lawyers today.

One way or another, here perhaps is the start of an ending to what Scott Horton described last month as both a “rollercoaster ride” and a “train wreck.”

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