Thank you for your comments on the Omar Khadr case.
As you know, the Supreme Court of Canada recently overturned two previous lower court decisions and ruled that the Government is not required to ask for accused terrorist Omar Khadr’s return toCanada.
We are pleased that the Supreme Court unanimously agreed with us that decisions regardingCanada’s foreign affairs are for the democratically elected Government to decide – and not the courts. We are currently reviewing the ruling in its entirety.
Omar Khadr is accused of the most serious of crimes, including the murder of US Army medic Sergeant Christopher Speer and the planting of roadside bombs in Afghanistan – the very type of weapon that has taken so many Canadian lives in that war-torn country.
Clearly these accusations are serious enough for the Obama Administration to identify Khadr as one of theGuantanamoterrorist camp prisoners set for trial under a military commission.
And while the Liberals will continue to cry for Omar Khadr’s return toCanada, we are merely following the same policy as previous Liberal governments following Khadr’s capture on the battlefields ofAfghanistanin 2002.
Pierre Poilievre, M.P. Nepean-Carleton
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
and to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs