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Most Canadians disapprove of Khadr deal, 44 per cent say it will influence their vote in 2019: poll

By Marco Vigliotti      

'This issue alone will impact how people will vote in 2019,' says pollster Eli Yufest.

Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr, 31, pictured being interviewed by CBC News' Rosemary Barton on July 7. The federal government apologized to Mr. Khadr for its role in his imprisonment and awarded him $10.5-million as part of the civil suit launched against Ottawa for Mr. Khadr’s wrongful Screenshot from CBC News
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A clear majority of Canadians disapproved of the Liberal government awarding $10.5-million and apologizing to former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr earlier this summer in a settlement over his imprisonment at the infamous U.S. military prison, with many saying the decision will affect their vote in the next federal election, a new public opinion poll suggests. In the Campaign Research online survey of 1,770 Canadian voters, conducted between Sept. 8 and 11, 60 per cent of respondents disapproved of

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