MP Martin Shields Addresses the Liberal Government's Payment to Omar Khadr

July 07, 2017

Martin Shields, Member of Parliament for Bow River, today addressed the Liberal government’s payment to Omar Khadr. “I strongly object to the Liberal government’s decision to pay $10.5 million dollars to Omar Khadr, a terrorist who admitted to murdering U.S. Army Medic Sergeant Christopher Speer” said Mr. Shields.

The Liberals like to talk about transparency, but if the details of the payment were not leaked, Canadians wouldn’t even know the Liberals were using taxpayer money to pay Omar Khadr. Further, the Liberals are making this secret payment while parliament is adjourned for the summer, in a clear attempt to avoid being held accountable for their actions.

This represents a lack of transparency, and Mr. Shields has heard from many constituents very upset about this settlement. “The Liberals are using taxpayers’ money and trying to hide their actions from Canadians. This is not transparent” said Mr. Shields.