Jul 07, 2017
By Christine Ross
Sources have confirmed that the federal government has paid former child solider and Al-Qaeda terrorist Omar Khadr 10.5-million-dollars to settle his long-standing suit over violations of his rights. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould will be on Parliament Hill today where it’s expected they will formally announce the settlement in Khadr’s lawsuit. News of the quiet money transfer came Thursday night, on the eve of a hearing in which a lawyer acting for the widow of a U-S soldier Khadr allegedly killed in Afghanistan in 2002 and another soldier who was wounded planned to ask Ontario Superior Court to block the payout. The hearing is part of efforts to get Canadian courts to enforce a massive U-S court award against Khadr but it’s not clear if it will proceed.