OTTAWA -- The Conservative Party will debate later this month whether to automatically strip violent traitors of their citizenship and try them for high treason.
Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney's Calgary Southeast riding association tabled the resolution. It will be up for debate at the party's national convention here on the weekend of June 10.
While none of the 80 resolutions on the convention's agenda would be binding on the Conservative government -- even if they pass -- they do offer a glimpse into the mindset of some of the party's members.
The treason resolution reads: "The Conservative Party of Canada believes that any Canadian citizen ... who commits treason by taking up arms against the Canadian Forces or the Forces of Canada's Allies automatically invalidates his or her Canadian citizenship or claim to Canadian citizenship and, if and when returned to the jurisdiction of the Canadian Legal System, should be tried for high treason under the Canadian Criminal Code."
High treason carries a life sentence.
And while the resolution doesn't name Omar Khadr, some have dubbed it the "Khadr resolution."
Make sure you watch the video on the left for more information on the resolution.
The question is whether a Canadian, either born here or an immigrant granted Canadian citizenship should be allowed to maintain that citizenship if they are captured fighting against our military. Treason.
Personally if I was at that convention I would vote for the resolution. It would be justice to have Khadr come back to Canada to face high treason charges. It would be a way to keep him in jail for life. Don't give me the sob story about him only being 15 when he killed a US medic. He showed the medic, who was trying to help the wounded, no mercy, he deserves none in return. He is a coward and rivals Charles Manson as the most crazy, and fanatical criminal alive. Notice how the media and lefties never ever call Khadr an actual criminal. He is just a hard done by 15 year old kid who went astray.
The guy looks like an actor from the Planet of the Apes. I wonder if he got free dental work while in prison? Maybe braces? Canadian taxpayers can't afford braces for their kids, because 40 to 50% of our earnings go to the government but a killer can, whats up with that?
Parliament has the right to make the laws of our country. The supreme court can only interpret those laws, they can not make new ones. If a law passed by Parliament contravenes the Charter of Rights, then the Charter should be changed, by Parliament, not the supremes.
Should we bring back the ability to charge people like Khadr with treason to "his" country? You bet we should, why wouldn't we?
Oh, and great job by PM Harper visiting our troops in Afghanistan. It made Layton look like the small little man he is by yelping about the PM not being in Quebec. Layton, get a grip, the Prime Minister of Canada, is a very busy man. Layton is like a rooster in a hen house until the fox shows up.