Omar Khadr; that name has caused a tidal wave of emotions and opinions across Canada.

"Most of the calls we've been receiving, the email, letters and feedback we've been getting, is that Canadians are generally very disappointed our Prime Minister and Liberal government would pay off a convicted terrorist, Omar Khadr, $10.5 million," stated Battle River-Crowfoot MP, Kevin Sorenson.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reported to many Canadian sources that he firmly believes the payout of $10.5 million was the best option as a lawsuit could have cost our country between $30 to 40 million.

"I think it's an atrocity, I wrote a column on it and it got very good feedback. He's a young man who admitted to killing a medic from the United States in the Afghanistan War and we're paying him off; it's disappointing," Sorenson noted.

At the age of 15, Omar Khadr was held in Guantanamo Bay for a decade after being convicted on a U.S. military base in Cuba.

"All I know is he was fighting against Canadian soldiers and American soldiers, our allied soldiers. When he was taken prisoner his rights were abused and I guess that's something that they claimed," Sorenson explained.

"However, what we do know is that he admitted to killing an American medic and that he felt happy doing it. We also know that the family was very involved in terrorism; the father, the mother, the whole works of them. We're paying someone because he knows how to throw grenades and launch grenades and build explosive devices. To me, that's unprincipled leadership from our highest level of government, the Prime Minister of Canada and that's shameful."

For the full column written by MP Kevin Sorenson, follow this link.

Questions, comments, or story ideas? Email us at [email protected]

 

More Local News

UPDATE 11 Avenue SE Blocked Off By RCMP

UPDATE; The bomb squad from Edmonton attended the scene, inspected the suspicious item and deemed it not to be explosive. Residents will be allowed back into the building later this evening. On…

Local Teacher Reflects on Notre Dame Fire

Many Canadians woke up on Monday morning to the news of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames. While the flames were miles away, the impact was still felt in the…

Morrin School Announces Hockey Program

On Tuesday, Morrin School Principal, Don Yavis, announced a new option for the junior high students where they will be able to learn about and participate in hockey.

Horner Dominates in Drumheller-Stettler

The people of the Drumheller-Stettler riding have had their voices heard with the Provincial Election last night and their voices selected Nathan Horner as their future MLA.

DrumhellerOnline.com is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login