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Trudeau Justified Khadr Payout


In this Friday, July 14, 2017 file photo, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the National Governors Association special session called "Collaborating to Create Tomorrow's Global Economy," in Providence, R.I. Trudeau has released an official Spotify playlist. Trudeau unveiled his "PM Mix" of 39 songs on the streaming service Saturday. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau justified the settlement to Omar Khadr by mentioning that it could have cost the government far more if they did not pay the $10.5M. Many Canadians have expressed their disapproval over this payout.

Just in case you don't know what the Khadr settlement is we'll get you up to speed. Omar Khadr has received $10.5M and an apology for the violation of his rights. He is also a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner.

Justin Trudeau spoke at the Calgary Stampede. “I’m concerned about the money as well, which as I said is why we settled,”  he said.

"[We] were on track to losing a court case that was going to cost us $30 to $40 million, and that quite frankly just wasn’t something people would have been happier about either. So we decided it was the right thing to do." He continued.

"We hope that the message going forward to all future governments is you cannot ignore or be complicit in the violation of Canadians’ fundamental rights, regardless of what they did,”

It is even said that a man who lives near a breakfast venue actually had a sign up that read “Trudeau, why don’t you pay the widow Speer?” This sign is referring to the soldier's wife who is now a widow. Khadr was accused of killing the soldier Chris Speer in Afghanistan.

However, while some Canadians might support there's a lot of them who don't want anything to do with it. Some people are going as far as saying that they are ashamed to be a Canadian at this moment. While others say that it is a waste of money.

It is clear that there's a lot of people are not happy about this deal and are even saying that this deal was a mistake for the Liberal government.

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