Jul 14, 2017
By Christine Ross
Stephen Harper has reportedly contacted both the widow of an American soldier killed by a grenade allegedly thrown by Omar Khadr and another soldier injured in the blast. The Toronto Sun reports the former Prime Minister says he called to express his outrage at the government’s multi-million dollar settlement with Khadr. Harper issued a statement last week condemning the settlement as “simply wrong”. On Thursday, Justin Trudeau says he understands why many Canadians object to the reports of the 10.5 million dollar settlement with the former Guantanamo Bay inmate. But the Prime Minister says if the government hadn’t settled, it would have cost taxpayers 40 million dollars to put an end to the case. The payout has angered many Canadians, as well as veterans groups, and has exposed the Liberals to scathing political attacks from the opposition Conservatives. Today, Trudeau will be in Rhode Island to deliver a keynote address and will meet with U-S Vice-President Mike Pence.