Friday, January 26, 2007

Harper Cops Out

Despite the cash settlement and the official apology from the New Government of Canada, it wasn't our fault it was that other government, what Harper would not do is clean house in the RCMP and CSIS of those who are directly responsible for what happened to Arar.

And to those who leaked information slandering him to the press. Or to those who have been found guilty of illegal actions in their arrest and detention of Ottawa Citizen Journalist
Juliet O'Neille under the Official Secrets Act.

Nope Harper will have none of it. That's all water under the bridge he told reporters. I think not.

"New Democrats take comfort in today's settlement announcement. We hope that, at least in Canada, Maher Arar and his family may be able to move on with their lives," said Comartin. "However, we will remain vigilant to ensure that the federal government implements all the recommendations contained in Justice Dennis O'Connor's report."

"Canadians know that the true test of whether this government has learned anything from Mr. Arar's ordeal is how the Harper government handles the cases of Canadian citizens Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad El Maati and Muayyed Nureddin, who suffered in a way similar to Mr. Arar," stated Comartin.


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