Category Archives: Omar Khadr

Omar Khadr – 2010_4

There was NO reply to my further requests regarding Omar Khadr, his treatment, our violations based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

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Omar Khadr 3 – 2010

**Below are my multiple attempts to get a reply**

From: KD
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2010 10:38 AM
To: ‘PoiliP@parl.gc.ca
Subject: RE: Your correspondence – Omar Khadr

HelloPierre,

I would rather not focus on what other parties have done but what your party has done – as you are the party in power.

You did not respond to the issue of the human rights violation – is this deserved based on Omar Khadr’s actions as a minor?  It seems that is what you are saying based on your response. I am a member of your constituency and providing you with what I would like.  I expect the government to work to repatriate Omar Khadr – just as I would expect you would do that same for me.
The Supreme Court ruling still indicated that there have been human rights violation and that the Geneva convention has been violated.  We have also violated the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The Supreme court overturned the rulings because it was overstepping their bounds to direct the government to repatriate Omar Khadr, a step they have never taken before.  Also it isn’t like the ruling was backing or in support of the Government ““offends the most basic Canadian standards about the treatment of detained youth suspects.” – not exactly a ringing endorsement. This ruling does not absolve you or your party of responsibility.
Not to mention the cost incurred to keep Khadr inGuantanamo.

I have not stated that I do not wish for Khadr to be held accountable but he must be afforded his Canadian.

I would like a response to our human rights violations, Geneva convention violations and UN convention Rights of the Child violations.  I would also like to ensure that you are taking my opinion and view as a constituency of your riding as *you* represent *me* as my MP.

Best regards

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From: KD
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 8:48 AM
To: PoiliP@parl.gc.ca
Subject: RE: Your correspondence – Omar Khadr

Hi Pierre,

I am expecting your response to this.

Best Regards,

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RE: Your correspondence – Omar Khadr

From: KD
To: <PoiliP@parl.gc.ca>
CC: <Poilievre.P@parl.gc.ca>
Date: Mar 09 2010 – 10:02am

Hi Pierre,

I have tried calling your constituency office who indicated that perhaps I had the wrong e-mail address.  As I have already had a response this solution seems unlikely.  I have cc’d the secondary e-mail address which is located on the government site.

Again – I am still awaiting a response to this.  I am free to discuss at any time – 1.613.xxx.xxxx.  I do think that this turn around time for response is unacceptable.

What are the conservatives going to do with regard to Omar Khadr moving forward?
What are the conservatives going to do in the future to ensure we meet the Geneva convention and the UN convention on the rights of the child guidelines?

What is our response to the violations already committed??

Regards,


Omar Khadr 2 – 2010

From: PoiliP@parl.gc.ca [mailto:PoiliP@parl.gc.ca]
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2010 10:01 AM
To: KD
Subject: RE: Your correspondence – Omar Khadr

K,

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.

Sincerely,

Pierre Poilievre,  M.P. Nepean-Carleton

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister

and to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs

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Omar Khadr – 2010

From: KD
Sent: February 17, 2010 4:20 PM
To: Poilievre, Pierre – M.P.

Subject: Omar Khadr

Hello Pierre,

I have just moved into your riding in Old Barrhaven.  I wanted to get in touch to let you know how disappointed I am with our governments response to Omar Khadr.  It makes me uncomfortable as a Canadian to see our Government taking no, or bare minimum action in order to return him home.  Since the Supreme court has been very clear about our errors and the fact that his human rights have been abused I have been very surprised with the inaction of your party.

In addressing the human rights of Omar Khadr you would give us all confidence that our own rights would be safeguarded.
Please let me know what your stance on this issue is and what you are doing about this issue.

Best Regards,

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