Canadian Taxpayers Federation slams proposed $10 million payout to Omar Khadr
OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released the following statement in response to reports that the Trudeau government was preparing to offer Omar Khadr a $10 million compensation package:
“Mr. Khadr admitted to killing an American solider while fighting with al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. The notion that Canadian taxpayers should be on the hook for paying such a person $10 million is highly offensive.
If the Trudeau government wishes to apologize for errors made in the past, that’s one thing, but handing $10 million in taxpayer money to Khadr is unacceptable.
If the federal government has an extra $10 million kicking around they should give it to the families of Canadian military veterans who were killed in Afghanistan by people who were fighting alongside Khadr.”