Friday, January 29, 2010

Dear Supreme Court of Canada,

What the effing hell is this supposed to mean?

The Supreme Court of Canada has overturned lower-court orders that the federal government must try to repatriate Toronto-born Omar Khadr from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay.

However, the top court agrees his human rights have been violated and continue to be violated by Canadian officials.

In a unanimous decision released Friday, the court declared that Canadian officials breached Khadr's right to life, liberty and security of the person under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

However, it concluded that ordering the government to ask the U.S. for Khadr's repatriation to stop the continuing violation of his rights would interfere with the government's jurisdiction over foreign relations.

Because to me it sounds like you're saying the Charter rights of Canadians apparently cease to be when they might interfere with Canadian government's foreign affairs. It sounds like you're in effect giving the government permission to violate Charter rights if said government deems said rights an obstacle to the conduct of its foreign relations. THIS government of all possible governments?

Please explain to me why I'm wrong.


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