By now you’ve felt the disgust, anger, embarrassment, and downright shame of Justin Trudeau’s secret $10.5M payment to convicted terrorist Omar Khadr.
Many at The Rebel and even some mainstream journalists in the Media Party have outlined why this was so wrong, why it’s angered so many Canadians, and in particular why Justin and his Liberal government miscalculated the reactions of Canadians so badly.
I do believe this can and will be an election issue in 2019 but if there’s one silver lining in all of this, it is that Canadians are becoming aware of how wounded and killed Canadian soldiers and their families are compensated.
Conservative MP Michelle Rempel tweeted out that a Canadian soldier injured in battle receives a disability award of $360,000. That’s it.
With all the media furor over the Khadr payment, a veterans group in BC is seeking to improve the rights of injured soldiers.
The Equitas Society released a statement this week asking Justin Trudeau's Liberal government to “uphold its obligations and respect the Charter rights of Canadian disabled soldiers.” and they also state they “insist that the rights of disabled veterans are no less important than Mr. Khadr’s, or those of any other citizen.” Amen to that.
Watch as I share more with you about how the military community is reacting to the Khadr payout.
Remember, 159 Canadian soldiers have lost their lives fighting against the same terrorists that Omar Khadr allied himself with.
I didn’t sign up to fight for this country I love like those 159 patriots did but now as someone in the same age range of many who have been wounded or who have perished, this is a reminder that we need to take care of them and their families.
If you have a few extra dollars to share, consider going to SpeerKids.com to help support the children of Christopher Speer, the army medic Omar Khadr killed on the battlefield.