Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government recently settled a multi-million-dollar lawsuit with Omar Khadr, a former child soldier and Canadian citizen who was caught up in the al-Qaida and who spent 10 years at a U.S. military detention centre in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Mr. Khadr’s lawyers had demanded $20-million in their lawsuit for their client’s wrongful imprisonment and violation of his Charter rights. But the government settled it for $10.5-million and offered a public apology for violating the Toronto born Canadian’s Charter rights.
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