MPs want Khadr returned home
Canadian Omar Khadr, accused of murder and terrorism, is being held in Guantanamo Bay. Jun 11, 2008 04:30 AM
"The subcommittee believes that Omar Khadr should be considered a `child involved in armed conflict' and afforded the special protection outlined" in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Canada signed and ratified, says the report.
The report says there's no indication that Khadr's age "has been sufficiently taken into account" in the American-led military commission proceedings against Khadr in Guantanamo Bay.
It also cites the May 23 decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that the Guantanamo Bay military commission proceedings were found by the U.S. Supreme Court to violate American domestic law and international human rights obligations to which Canada is party.
So, how does Tonda know what's in this confidential report. Who leaked it to her? She even has the resolutions:
After hearing from 18 witnesses in six hearings, the subcommittee will ask the government to:
Demand an immediate end of military commission proceedings against Khadr.
Formally object to the U.S. government's declaration it reserves the right to detain Khadr as an "enemy combatant" even if he is acquitted or if proceedings are halted.
Demand Khadr's release from U.S. custody into the custody of Canadian law enforcement "as soon as practical."
Ask the federal director of public prosecutions to investigate and, "if warranted," prosecute Khadr for offences under Canadian law.
Take any measures necessary to ensure possible security concerns upon his return are addressed.
Take "appropriate measures" to rehabilitate and reintegrate Khadr consistent with Canada's international obligations to deal with child soldiers, and consistent with Canadian law.
Ensure any rehab program for Khadr places judicially enforceable conditions on him "to the extent necessary."
This is clearly a government document she is quoting from, so was it leaked? Notice that the date is June 11, 2008 and she states the committee will not vote on it until June 12, 2008. Watch the video, every party in the House agrees that it was leaked.
So, who leaked the confidential document? Who does the Toronto Star shill for? I bet you are wondering who's on this committee. So was I, so here's the link to a list of potential leaker's (Yikes is that a word?). First we have the sub-committee who did the report, all on paper, no emailing.
Subcommittee on International Human Rights (SDIR)
Then we have the main committee. Funny how the minute the report was released to this committee the leak occurred.
Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE)
So, who is the skunk in the woodpile? The main committee is quite a long list. Further, who talked to the Toronto Star, I think computers of members should be locked down and the RCMP called in. This is far more serious than the Bernier issue. This is the conscious decision of a Member of Parliament to leak a confidential document to the media.
What is the media doing? Why can blogger's scoop the media? If I was a reporter, I would be all over this.....but, the media? Cue the crickets.