An excerpt from the above linked-to article by Michelle Shephard follows:
Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney has said Ottawa will appeal the case but no official notice of appeal has yet been filed. Government lawyers have also not filed a motion to stay Khadr’s release. The Department of Justice will not comment on the case.
Since an appeal doesn’t automatically stop Khadr’s release, Ottawa needs what is known as a stay in proceedings — which would stop the bail order and keep Khadr detained until the government can argue its appeal.
A single Court of Appeal Justice needs to be convinced of three factors to issue the stay, the most contentious being whether the release of the 28-year-old would cause “irrevocable harm.”
While politicians including Prime Minister Stephen Harper have often spoken out against Khadr, Corrections Canada has presented a contradictory portrait.
Justice June Ross said Khadr’s record showed he was a “model prisoner,” both in Guantanamo and since he was transferred to Canada in 2012, in her bail ruling earlier this month.
Government lawyers could also argue that his release would affect relations with the United States, although no evidence was given at Khadr’s March bail hearing that the U.S. objected to Ross’s bail order.
But a U.S. State Department spokesperson told the Star on Friday evening the diplomatic relationship between the countries would not be harmed by Khadr’s release.
My online response to the above linked-to article follows:
The gangster government of Stephen Harper thinks that all those (workers who speak up, environmentalists, democrats, abused government scientists, social justice activists) who express disapproval of his perverse behavior – which he’s free to stop any time he wishes – are terrorists or commies or unpatriotic or all of the above. He’s modded himself (and all are free to do so) and now enjoys power tripping. Those are now his values. And naturally enough, he supports the powerful who he wants to support him. That’s wise – when you’re pushing others around for no good reason.
As for Omar Khadr being a terrorist and associating with terrorists, which is the accusation that justifies the position of this government that Omar should forever be jailed, Here’s an example of people and groups that Harper thinks should be free:
Barack Obama (http://bit.ly/1I6mBRY), Victorial Nuland (http://bit.ly/1MZut90), Geoffrey Pyatt (http://bit.ly/1bqKVkC), John McCain (http://bit.ly/1o0fr4r), Benjamin Netanyahu (http://bit.ly/1xIqnbE), Arseniy Yatsenyuk (http://bit.ly/1bTrAZS), Andriy Biletsky (http://bit.ly/1uhzLpw), Dmytro Yarosh (http://bit.ly/1PbXMHo), Andriy Parubiy (http://bit.ly/1GU8Vuv), Vasily Vovk (http://bit.ly/1JjnuFv).
How the faithless survive: You ‘choose’ to believe that there’s no God and no one to save you from monsters, like President Obama, whose admin oversaw, among other atrocities, the recent installation of a neo-Nazi regime in Ukraine, which forces you to do the only rational (relatively speaking) thing, namely approve of what the big monster who lives next door does to his victims. That leads you to imitate him or risk, by acting contrary to his principles, appearing to condemn his condemnable behavior. But as Jesus Christ said long ago: “Everyone, then, who acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father who is in the heavens. But whoever disowns me before men, I will also disown him before my Father who is in the heavens.”