The Supreme Court has said NO to the lower courts, on forcing the Harper Regime to bring back Khadr to Canada to stand trial.
In the ruling, the Court AGREED that our Mr. Harper & His Gang DID violate his human rights, DID fail to protect his citizenship rights under the Charter, but instead, voted Unanimously that Foreign Affairs are the purvey of Government, and TAKES PRECEDENCE over our Charter of Rights. (see CBC News for story here)
Personally I find the ruling confusing. I agree, that Foreign Affairs is within the jurisdiction of the Government, any government including the Harper Gang, however when that policy is a violation of our rights, or fails to protect our rights, should the Courts NOT have the right to intercede?
I suppose that this ends the debate, and TERROR has won over DOING WHAT IS RIGHT, though in all honesty, DEMOCRACY has sort of won. It went to the Courts, a decision was rendered, and we should adhere to it.
However, we need to examine the Foreign Policy of those we elect, who bail on standing up for the rights of the individual. I have no idea WHAT NATIONAL GOOD, it does to VIOLATE HUMAN RIGHTS OF CITIZENS, however the Supreme Court seems to feel it does.