Judge rules Khadr’s sentence expired; Opposition pushed further probe on SNC-Lavalin
Khadr’s lawyer still working on overturning conviction
An Alberta judge has ruled that former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr has completed his sentence. Khadr was sentenced to eight years in prison for killing an American soldier in Afghanistan. The judge counted four years he had spent on release as part of his sentence. His lawyer says they will continue to try to overturn his conviction.
Ethics Committee to hear argument for further SNC-Lavalin probe
The Conservatives and NDP will continue to push to allow the former justice minister to speak out on the SNC-Lavalin affair. The Conservatives plan to introduce a motion at tomorrow’s meeting of the ethics committee that would see Jody Wilson-Raybould and former Treasury Board Secretary Jane Philpott testify on what they know prior to April 5th.
Canadian detainee in China gets consular visit
Canadian diplomats charged with spying in China have received a visit from consular officials. The pair has been detained since December and two weeks ago were charged with stealing state secrets. They are not allowed to have lawyers and receive one visit a month from consular officials.
Teacher’s union threatens job action
Ontario teachers say they may take job action against proposed new changes to the province’s education system. Some of the changes include increasing class size and requiring students to earn at least four credits from online courses.