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Cotler on Khadr

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The former attorney-general, law professor and international human rights lawyer (who lists Nelson Mandela among his clients) keeps up his condemnation of Canada’s treatment of Omar Khadr.

As I have written previously, when our government stands back while one Canadian’s rights are abused abroad, we all become at risk. For our prime minister to leave the decision on Khadr’s repatriation entirely at the whim of the U.S. government is a sorrowing abdication of responsibility — a responsibility that is owed to everyone with a Canadian passport.