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Trudeau government appoints former Omar Khadr lawyer as federal judge

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Trudeau gave Omar Khadr, who confessed to murdering an American soldier, $10,500,000 for supposedly being mistreated in Guantanamo. And now this. It is clear which side Justin Trudeau is on, just as it is clear which side all of the Western political and media elites are on. What remains an open question is whether Canadians will throw him out of office and elect officials who will actually represent and protect Canadians, rather than continually sell them out, and whether the populations of other countries in the West will do the same.

“Trudeau government appoints former Omar Khadr lawyer as federal judge,” by Maham Abedi, Global News, February 27, 2018 (thanks to Mark):

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s Liberal government has appointed one of Omar Khadr‘s former lawyers as a justice in federal court.

The appointment of Toronto-based lawyer John Norris was announced by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould Monday. Elizabeth Walker, a lawyer and chairperson of the RCMP External Review Committee, was also appointed to the position.

Norris and Brydie Bethell were Khadr’s lawyers from August 2011 until they stepped down in January 2013. They represented him in his legal battle against the government’s Ministry of Public Safety in 2011, which ultimately resulted in the former child solder’s return to Canada. The criminal and national security lawyer has also indirectly been involved with cases involving Khadr in the past.

The lawyer has taken on several other high-profile criminal cases involving murder, suspected terrorism and sexual assault. According to his website, he has appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada about 20 times.

Norris is also an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and has worked with several legal advocacy organizations over the years.

The Trudeau government’s appointment of Norris led to online criticism Tuesday. Several Twitter users expressed surprise that Trudeau — after agreeing to give Khadr a $10.5-million payout — would also appoint his lawyer as a judge.

Lorne Waldman, a Toronto-based lawyer at Waldman & Associates LLP., explained that all criminal lawyers represent controversial figures — and that shouldn’t reflect on their personal views….

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