Friday, January 29, 2010

Khadr Ruling = Senate Appointments

The good news is that Omar Khadr will probably be receiving a favourable ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada today which will order the Government of Canada to bring him home from Guantanamo Bay.

The bads news is that the Conservative Oil salesmen, currently posing as the Government of Canada, will try to cover the good news up by appointing the 5 new members of the Senate shortly thereafter.

ONTARIO! Ours to Recover


R. G. Harvie said...

Did I miss something, James.

The link shows a ruling from the SCC saying the government is NOT obligated to seek repatriation of Khadr.

James Curran said...

Yep. Different storey to the one I linked to this morning. Funny that. Point being, harper parlays Senate appointment in hopes of squashing negativity of SCC Khadr ruling.

Reid said...

I love it when Libs are wrong. But it happens so often that it's begining to lose it's lustre for me.

James Curran said...

It's gotta be tough being as perfect as you are Reid. Gotta be.

I guess the human rights violated thing is okay with you conservatives.

penlan said...

The ruling wasn't exactly an endorsement of this govt. By stating that Khadr's rights have been violated, & still are, under the Charter the SCC threw it back to the govt. to make a decision on what to do. They made it VERY clear about his rights being violated, & on an ongoing basis, & if Harper does not repatriate Khadr then every Canadian should worry about their rights every time they leave the country as we will get NO protection from him & his cronies even though it is our right.

R. G. Harvie said...

Here is the ultimate irony, however.

Our Judicial system, including our Supreme Court of Canada, have whittled away rights of due process in our country quite consistently, often in support of "victims rights".

I recall a case I tried myself where a youth was kept up, allowed to doze off briefly before being awakened again and again.


No problem.

No torture, statement allowed in.

His alleged "sin"? Stealing a car.

Funny how the Courts seem to be able to turn on and off the respect for the rights of an accused based upon the flow of the political winds.

R. G. Harvie said...

And, I might add, one of Omar's biggest advocates, Irwin Cotler, was in fact the grand pooba of Canadian Justice, as Attorney General when Omar was first arrested and detained and continued in that post for three years.

And did nothing to seek his return until the responsibility for dealing with Omar became a "Conservative" responsibility.