Canada’s extradition law desperately needs reform
The core injustice of the 1999 Extradition Act can be seized in a simple statistic. Canada grants foreign states their extradition requests 90 per cent of the time, deferring to its state partners at the expense of its own nationals.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent remarks regarding the case of Hassan Diab, saying that Canada will always stand up for its citizens, yields hope. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade