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Omar Khadr

The veteran politician announced she is stepping down.
Andrew Scheer pressed him on the settlement in question period.
They remain thankful to be living in a country where their rights are safeguarded by the courts and by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Some people want to believe the worst, and that is a sad reality.
His case reveals much about the character of the political parties that inhabit Parliament.
"The responsibility for any of the negative outcomes of the Omar Khadr payout lies with the Liberals."
She then plugged a fundraising campaign by The Rebel.
"Fake news story after fake news story," she charges.
Former Lt.-Gen. and senator Romeo Dallaire says Canada is in a position to lead when it comes to child soldiers like Omar Khadr.
The petition says that the government "did not force Omar Khadr to fight for the Taliban and murder a U.S. medic."
New poll suggests 71 per cent of Canadians disagree with the decision.
"The Harper government refused to repatriate Mr. Khadr."
I say this after losing friends and family in Peshawar to the violence perpetrated by al-Qaida affiliates.
And we certainly don't owe him a cash prize.
Internationally, Canada is portraying itself as an open country, accepting refugees from war ravaged countries like Syria. However, amidst this atmosphere, there is a dark cloud that keeps the rays of the sun from reaching everyone.It is time for the Canadian government to act swiftly and let the sun shine on Omar Khadr's life.
The case of three Canadian citizens: Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad El Maati and Muayyed Nureddin, resurfaced this week in the media bringing back the dark side of Canadian complicity with regimes that routinely use torture and forced disappearance in their so-called "war on terror."
"We don't just want to use a passive wait-and-see approach."
The Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, Stéphane Dion, recently declared that Canada "should join this important protocol" -- the United Nations' Protocol against Torture. More than a decade after it was initially passed, Canada is still sitting on the bench and watching cases after cases of torture happening.
The former Guantanamo inmate takes another step toward a normal life.