Omar Khadr’s legal battles could last for years

Omar Khadr may have won the first round in a fight over the enforcement of a $134-million US judgment against him, but his legal ordeal could stretch on for years, possibly ending up at the Supreme Court.

“Mr. Khadr could very well have a long road ahead of him before the courts in Canada,” said Matt Latella, a Toronto-based litigator with Baker & McKenzie who specializes in cross-border proceedings.

The widow of Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer, a U.S. special forces medic, and former sergeant Layne Morris were awarded $134 million US in damages in 2015 by a Utah court in their wrongful-death suit against Khadr. They filed an application in Ontario Superior Court to have that judgment recognized and enforced.

I hope Khadr never knows a moment’s peace.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    Lawyers are expensive. Tie him up in court until there’s no money.

    • We owed him nothing.

      • Hard Little Machine

        It’s too late to do anything about that. Personally I think that if he were successful in his lawsuit then the US government should have paid him, not Canada.

  • moraywatson

    So either the terrorists or the lawyers get richer, using our taxes. What a scam.

  • Brenda

    OT, but apparently the Toronto Public Library has allowed a gathering of neo-nazis on its premises. I had to read the caption to find out that the masked, black-shirted types in the picture were not them: http://torontoist.com/2017/07/outrage-continues-following-toronto-public-librarys-decision-allow-gathering-neo-nazis/

    • andycanuck

      Yes, a couple of days ago in west-end Toronto. Booked a room for a memorial for a writer or the like the same as any other group can do and the library didn’t cave to pressure to stop it. (I assume all mentioned in your link that I didn’t read as I know about it already.) There was some TV coverage in local Toronto news too.

      • Brenda

        I found it interesting that the black-shirted types are supposed to be the ANTI-fascists. If I saw one of those coming at me, I’d pepper-spray it.

      • shasta

        “memorial for Barbara Kulaszka, who acted as legal counsel for members of the group and fought against hate speech laws”

        Not many Canadians support free speech.

  • deplorabledave

    What would have been the outcome if he had killed a Canadian soldier?

    • Alain

      The same except the Liberals would likely claim the soldier was guilty of war crimes.

  • ismiselemeas

    It’s hard to shift that volume of cash abroad. 10 to 1 on he leaves Canada to live in the ME.

  • Clink9

    Toronto’s CITY News outdoes itself today when they report Steven Harper called the “alleged” victim’s families.

    Pretty sure the terrorist plead guilty.

    • Alain

      Hard to get more disgusting than that.

    • Tooth&Claw

      I noticed the same thing and my thought process was the same. The little twerp confessed! He’s guilty as sin. There is no ‘alleged’ .

      • Clink9

        And resident moron Kevin Frankish says it must be emphasized Steven Harper is an ex Prime Minister.

        What a little sleaze bag.

        • Tooth&Claw

          Stephen Harper wasn’t the best PM we had, but he was competent. I have respect for the man ,whereas Trudeua elicits disgust and an urge to violence.

          • Clink9

            And his Moral Compass is in better shape than the current joke PM.

          • shasta

            Hearing Trudeau’s voice makes me want to puke. It is making it difficult to follow the news; I have to turn off the sound and turn on the captions.

          • Tooth&Claw

            He’s a nincompoop.

        • Alain

          Ah, such nuances they use: “ex” instead of “previous” in order to delegitimise him and his message.

  • Dave

    I’m sure that little piece of fecal matter named Justin will do everything in his power to shield khadr from political and/or legal challenges.

  • Tooth&Claw

    I hope that Khadr has so much stress from this ‘award’ he never has a day without worry.

    • Linda1000

      I hope his stress causes an early fatal heart attack – karma.