The Federal Court of Appeals has recognized that courts do not set foreign policy in Canada. So omar stays for trial in gitmo.
Any chance the Canadian government would come to Omar Khadr’s rescue before his murder trial starts in Guantanamo Bay next month seems to have been washed away with a court ruling.
The Federal Court of Appeals has sided with the Harper government, staying an order that required the Conservatives to quickly come up with and pursue ways to help the young Canadian terror suspect.
The court found a judge had overstepped his authority by ordering the government to help Khadr and by setting himself up to supervise and approve its actions.
Khadr, now 23, has been held in U.S. custody since he was accused, at the age of 15, of killing a U.S. army medic in Afghanistan by throwing a grenade at him during a firefight.
The court ruling delivered last week brings at least a temporary halt to a legal bid to force the Canadian government to help Khadr, an effort that picked up steam thanks to the country’s top court.