$10 Million Payout to Khadr Should go to Victim`s Family, says Clement

July 4, 2017

OTTAWA – Parry Sound-Muskoka Member of Parliament and Conservative Public Safety critic, Tony Clement, issued the following statement today after it was learned that the Trudeau government is poised to offer an apology and a $10-million compensation package to Omar Khadr.

Clement issued the following statement:

“Omar Khadr admitted that he killed a U.S. Army Medic, Christopher Speer. Now Mr. Khadr will be a wealthy man thanks to the Liberal government handing him millions in taxpayer dollars. Conservatives believe that it is one thing to acknowledge alleged mistreatments, but it is wrong to lavishly reward a convicted terrorist who murdered an allied soldier who had a wife and two children. Our thoughts continue to be with Christopher Speer’s widow and family, who must relive their ordeal every time this issue comes up in the media. Given Mr. Khadr’s admission of guilt, Conservatives are calling on him to give any settlement money to Sergeant Speer`s widow and two children.”