News that the federal government is to offer Omar Khadr an apology and more than $10 million in compensation for abuses he suffered during his detainment in Guantanamo Bay, has pleased his many supporters and left other Canadians angry and even outraged. Among them is the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
In a released statement, Federal Director Aaron Wudrick had this to say:
“Mr. Khadr admitted to killing an American solider while fighting with al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. The notion that Canadian taxpayers should be on the hook for paying such a person $10 million is highly offensive.
If the Trudeau government wishes to apologize for errors made in the past, that’s one thing, but handing $10 million in taxpayer money to Khadr is unacceptable.
If the federal government has an extra $10 million kicking around they should give it to the families of Canadian military veterans who were killed in Afghanistan by people who were fighting alongside Khadr.”
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has launched a petition opposing the financial payment to Khadr.
This is a sensitive subject that has left Canadians divided on the issue and even troubled. – CINEWS