Statement from MP Larry Miller – Reported Compensation Package to Omar Khadr

July 5, 2017

Statement from MP Larry Miller – Reported Compensation Package to Omar Khadr

Ottawa, ON – It has been widely reported that the Canadian Government is prepared to offer an apology and a $10-million compensation package to Omar Khadr, the terrorist convicted of murdering U.S. Army Medic Christopher Speer. Mr. Miller issued the following statement upon learning of the compensation package:
“I believe that the reported apology and compensation awarded to Mr. Khadr by the Canadian Government is completely and utterly inappropriate. Through the Death Benefit, the government provides a lump sum payment up to a maximum of $360,000 to the families of Canadian soldiers who are killed or injured while serving. Meanwhile, this government is prepared to give more than $10-million to a convicted terrorist who has admitted to killing a U.S. Army Medic. Plain and simple, Omar Khadr is a convicted terrorist and self-admitted murderer. To offer this apology and compensation is a slap to the face of the family of Sergeant Speer as well as the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces and Allied Forces that fight every day against the same terror groups that Mr. Khadr was a part of.”

 

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