The federal government says it will comply with Tunisia’s request that Canada extradite Belhassen Trabelsi. Foreign Affairs minister Lawrence Cannon made the announcement on Friday, though Trabelsi had yet to be detained by authorities. Trabelsi’s resident status was revoked on Thursday by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, which said the deposed Tunisian president’s brother-in-law hadn’t met residency requirements. Trabelsi, one of Tunisia’s most notorious government figures, has been in the Montreal area since January 20.
Friday, January 28, 2011