Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Case of Omar Khadr--FDA interview of Audrey Macklin (Part 1)

In this first of three part interview, Stephen Garvey FDA executive director interviews Audrey Macklin, Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, on Omar Khadr's ordeal since being captured in 2002 by the United States Army in Afghanistan.

Professor Macklin sheds light on why the Canadian government under the Liberals and now the Conservatives failed to secure Omar Khadr's release from Guantanamo Bay. Also, Professor Macklin explains why Omar's ordeal impacts all Canadians.


  1. Omar is a convicted murderer ... and his IEDs most likely killed Canadian soldiers serving in Afghanistan ... he has never lived in this country and should not be allowed to take shelter here - think about the rights of the young family his terrorist career harmed ...

  2. Should a Canadian who killed as a participant in a war be subject to torture and undue legal process while in prolonged detention (i.e. eight years)?

    Should Canadians who are citizens be distinguished based on how long they live in Canada and how many generations they are Canadians?

    Doesn't the Canadian government have an obligation using Canadian tax dollars to uphold fundamental Canadian and international human, legal, and political rights? Isn't this what the Supreme Court of Canada said to the Canadian Conservative government in 2010 regarding Omar Khadr, which the Conservative government chose to ignore?


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