John Ridsdel

Robert Hall is photographed in Edmonton on May 14, 2009 (Klyment Tan)

Sister of Robert Hall: Trudeau failed Canadian hostages

Bonice Thomas, a sibling of Robert Hall—beheaded in the Philippines—is demanding an inquiry into the government’s efforts to free Hall and John Ridsdel
Robert Hall photographed in 2009 (Klyment Tan)

Remembering Robert Hall, a lifelong dreamer

Before he was kidnapped by terrorists, Robert Hall left Canada behind and sold everything to seek happiness in a sailboat and a new love
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For the record: Justin Trudeau and Rona Ambrose on Robert Hall

We have compelling reason to believe that reports to this effect are, unfortunately, true’
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Extremists execute Canadian hostage in the Philippines

Justin Trudeau expresses condolences as diplomats work to confirm gruesome reports
John Ridsdel. (Marian Bantjes)

John Bramwell Ridsdel, 1947-2016

A passionate sailor, devoted father and loyal friend, he knew how to navigate some dangerous corners of the world
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Bob Rae on the remarkable life of his friend John Ridsdel

The former MP and premier on a long friendship, his desperate effort to free his friend, and the terrible news at the end of it all