July 10, 2017

CPC leader Scheer vows to “get tough” on Liberals over “disgusting” Khadr payout

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Andrew Scheer is promising to get tough on the Liberals over the Omar Khadr decision that he calls “disgusting.” 

The new leader of the federal opposition says his party will force a debate in the House the day that they get back to work.

As many know by now, Khadr is the convicted terrorist that killed American medic Christopher Speer on the battlefield.

At the annual Conservative Party Stampede barbecue in Calgary, Scheer spoke at length about the issue of the Canadian government apologizing to, and promising this convicted terrorist a $10.5M payout.

In a media scrum post speech, Scheer also addressed his stance on what he thought about the initial Supreme Court decision and Khadr’s repatriation.

Watch as I share what Scheer had to say about all of this.

The Liberals say the Canadian government won’t pay out ransom money for Canadian citizens kidnapped by terrorists, but they’ll give a convicted terrorist millions of dollars?

They have the blood of John Ridsdel and Robert Hall on their hands after sitting back and watching the murder of these two innocent Canadian men at the hands of terrorists who had kidnapped them in the Philippines.

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commented 2017-07-13 20:48:17 -0400
Maybe all of us should send them to a designated Rebel Media Line? Or to Breitbart? Somewhere that will do a honest reporting of it. Maybe this will awaken the non voters in Canada?

Tammie..Yes “Sean Hannity or Tucker Carlson via e-mail” would be great.
commented 2017-07-12 09:49:15 -0400
Ron Joseph, maybe you can try to connect with Sean Hannity or Tucker Carlson via e-mail.
commented 2017-07-11 21:49:34 -0400
Tammie and George—You both have unstoppable work ethics.
I only wish that we could also work this story into the US MSM. They have so much going on like Donald Trump Jr. and Russia-gate. I miss Bill O’reilly, as he would gladly take this story on.
commented 2017-07-11 17:53:27 -0400
PM Gerald Butts will have to get to work on this one
commented 2017-07-11 17:08:31 -0400
George, you’re welcome. I’m off to the library to print my list, and I will get started with my e-mails.
I’m sending to Libs first, then all other MP’s.
commented 2017-07-11 17:04:38 -0400
Great. Many thanks.
I’m on it.
commented 2017-07-11 16:58:20 -0400
George Dyer,

You are wasting your time.

Your emails will be deleted in no time. Canadians won’t care about this issue in a 24 hour news cycle world we live in now – certainly not in 2019.
commented 2017-07-11 16:52:13 -0400
You are right Doreen, if the conservatives were serious about this ‘outrage’ they would be addressing it immediately while there is at least a small chance that the balance is still somewhat intact. They think we are stupid and will be appeased by empty threats and tardy action.

Collusion to embezzle public funds, sounds about right to me Bill Elder.
commented 2017-07-11 16:35:55 -0400
George Dyer, I like your draft very much.
Option 1
Full list of Parliamentarians (this list also includes the Party the Member belongs to) – to e-mail use this format first name.last name@parl.gc.ca
Example, my MP is Guy Lauzon and I reach him at Guy.Lauzon@parl.gc.ca


Option 2
Liberal Party website with a listing & photo of MP’s (use the same format when e-mailing)
commented 2017-07-11 16:06:12 -0400
Force a debate the day they get back to work?!!!!! WHAT!!! This atrocity warranted a return to work the very next day. When parliament returns, this issue will have been long forgotten…..ho hum. Our leaders, if they can be called that, need to get on it NOW! We’re ready to help you. The alternative is unthinkable!!
commented 2017-07-11 15:46:14 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt:
I’m inspired by your effort. I have taken the liberty of using your draft and built on it as the basis for my own. I’ve tried to make mine a bit shorter but also a bit more threatening.
P.S. Do you know of a liberal MP mailing list somewhere?

*Subject: Regarding Your Future as a Member of Parliament

Dear Honourable Member (insert name)

I am one of the great many Canadians who are outraged by the government’s decision to surreptitiously and unnecessarily issue an apology and pay 10.5 million dollars to the convicted terrorist, Omar Khadr.

This government has brought shame to our country. The next election will be our opportunity to eject this government from office. Canadians will send a clear message that Justin Trudeau is not fit to be the prime minister of Canada and many of you will most certainly lose your seats as a consequence of his behavior.

You may be shocked and upset by this, though you shouldn’t be. Justin Trudeau has a long list of broken campaign promises, and he most certainly lacks the transparency and integrity that he claims to have.

Not just his opponents, but now his supporters, are becoming increasingly alarmed with the direction he is taking Canada, this latest fiasco will cement this government’s downfall, and organizations that I and many others subscribe to will continually remind the Canadian voter how to avoid such derangement in the future.

But do not despair. There is a remedy for any Liberal MP who would like to remain in office beyond the next election. Liberal MP’s can remove Justin Trudeau as leader, or if enough of you cross the floor to remove his power, you may be able to keep some seats in the future.

Principles do not have a political affiliation. What principles are you willing to sacrifice for the current Prime Minister and how do they stack up against your loyalty to Canadians, who are your employer?

As your employer, I strongly recommend that you take the summer to consider your position and evaluate what you will do when Parliament resumes.


A Canadian voter with the power to change our circumstances (and yours too) in the next election.*
commented 2017-07-11 15:06:32 -0400
Scheer and liddle Juthtin are doing a video. They haven’t decided on a title yet. Last Tickle in Paris would probably work.
commented 2017-07-11 14:31:43 -0400
Doug Laird commented – “Here’s one rampantly wild, conspiracy-theorist speculation for y’all to consider. They already knew about the U.S. court judgement awarding the widow Mrs. Speer far more than this settlement, <> If an international injunction against payment, or lien against the settlement had succeeded, Khadr would get nothing.”

My thinking as well Doug. This was done in collusion not under legal liability pressure – The SCoC ruled Khadr’s treatment was wrong, they did not state monetary compensation was owed, they simply left the form of compensation up to the government. The government could have beat the Khadr lawsuit for less than the claim – or they could have recognized the Speer judgement and nulled compensation, or they could have said being returned to Canada with full citizenship is the compensation or not deporting the Khadrs as enemy operatives was compensation – there were a number of options which did not involve taxpayer-funded payout to this terrorist and his parasite lawyers.

Ttat makes this abomination a collusion to embezzle public funds.
commented 2017-07-11 14:24:10 -0400
Peter Netterville,


Your idea of the perfect conservative leader is unelectable and the conservative party knows that – while that fact goes over your head.
commented 2017-07-11 12:56:23 -0400
Henry Reardon, I don’t think settlements are taxed. Interest on the settlement would be subject to tax.

I hope the Speer family are successful in getting the settlement, it looks like a long shot right now.
commented 2017-07-11 12:45:13 -0400
There’s at least one way in which the Khadr settlement might just come back to bite him in the behind.

First, I’m betting his lawyers are going to take a good slice off the top for their services in getting him this award. I think lawyers traditionally get one-third of the settlement in cases like this; it may be even more. Not that I like the money going into the lawyers’ pockets much more than I like Khadr getting it. But they are – perhaps – less likely to send the money on to the jihadis in support of their efforts.

Second, the rest of the settlement is subject to income tax isn’t it, presumably as capital gains? I know that lottery winnings in Canada are tax-exempt but while this settlement may seem like a lottery, it isn’t. I’m hoping the feds (and Alberta) take a huge bite out of Khadr’s settlement (as well as the money the lawyers get) in tax. By the time Revenue Canada has finished with them, Khadr won’t be nearly as rich as the $10.5 million dollars would seem to suggest. And, of course, if Khadr (or his lawyers) send money to Al Qaida and don’t have it when it comes time to pay their tax bills, they will either get fined or wind up in the slammer, which would be a great resolution – and one that puts quite a bit of that $10.5 million back in our pockets.

Third, although it looks like a longshot, there is apparently still some chance that the Speers family will be able to get their hands on the settlement to partially pay the settlement the court in the US awarded her. That would also be a wonderful resolution. I would far rather see the Speers get the settlement than Khadr. They are the real victims.
commented 2017-07-11 12:44:05 -0400
Rob Greely and Rebels, here is the draft. Please let me know if I have overlooked something. I tried to keep it as succinct as possible. I will start e-mailing this week.

Dear Honourable Member (insert name)

I am one of the 71% of Canadians who are angered by the Liberal government’s decision to pay a convicted terrorist 10.5 million dollars, and issue an apology to Omar Khadr. Three Prime Ministers before Trudeau recognized this fact and never would have negotiated a backroom deal; instead, this matter would have been argued in court where all the facts of Khadr’s treason would have come to light. His admissions, then recanting, then admitting and recanting…would have been scrutinized carefully. He had legal representation and was not subjected to torture.
Omar Khadr was repatriated after the Supreme Court ruling, which was the remedy for the government. This was a hard pill to swallow for many Canadians, as Khadr was sentenced to 40 years in jail following a trial in the United States. Remember, there is footage of Khadr building IED’s and his family was connected to Osama bin Laden. He was released in Canada and pursued a lawsuit for just over 20 million dollars.
He most certainly should not have received a settlement or an apology. He murdered an ally and maimed another. He was trained by terrorists and was 54 days shy of his sixteenth birthday; making him an unlawful enemy combatant, not a child soldier as the media and the government would like us to believe.
Mr. Goodale & Prime Minister Trudeau purposefully mislead Canadians after the settlement was released, and the actions of the government will never be forgotten. The Prime Minister was conveniently away and the announcement he made in Ireland did not include the terrible fact the money had been released already and the Speer family would not have access to it; the government helped Khadr again and deprived a widow of money to raise her fatherless children. Add insult to injury, the government chose July 4 to further antagonize our greatest Ally.
The veterans of this great nation are outraged as well. We had troops in Afghanistan and there were Canadian terrorists actively fighting to kill Canadians and our American allies. Our soldiers were killed and repatriated, with a death benefit for the family of $360 000.00
Omar Khadr and his family are a horrible blight on Canada, and the government has brought shame to our country. The election in 2019 will be our chance to fight back and eject the Liberal government from office. Canadians will send a clear message that Justin Trudeau is not fit to lead beyond his first term. Liberal MP’s will be shocked and upset by this, though, they shouldn’t be.
There is a remedy for any Liberal MP would like to remain in office beyond 2019. Justin Trudeau has a long list of broken campaign promises, and he most certainly lacks the transparency he claims to have. His voters are becoming more alarmed with the direction he is taking Canada in, this latest fiasco will cement Trudeau’s downfall. The Opposition will continually remind the Canadian voter how to avoid such derangement in the future.

A Canadian reporter, Candice Malcolm, aptly summed up what Canadians are thinking,
“Canada should not treat traitors and enemies the same way we treat loyal citizens. That’s why Trudeau’s submission to a convicted terrorist is so troubling. He seems to prefer appeasing the enemy – downplaying jihadist attacks and making symbolic gestures that are counter to Canadian sensibilities. First, he refuses to take away the citizenship of convicted terrorists, now he’s giving cash and an apology to al-Qaida royalty.
In the war against global jihadist insurgency, Trudeau doesn’t have his priorities straight.”

Liberal MP’s can remove Justin Trudeau as leader, or if enough of you walk across the floor to remove his power, you may be able to keep some seats in the future. Principles do not have a political affiliation. What principles are you willing to sacrifice for the current Prime Minister?

In closing, I donated a fair amount to the fund which has been set up to help Tabitha Speer and her children. They are the true victims in all this. We are hoping to raise a million dollars. Canadians care about them, and how our government re-victimized this family by paying the terrorist Omar Khadr.

I recommend you take the summer to evaluate what you will do when Parliament resumes.

Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt
A Canadian voter with the power to change our circumstances in 2019.
commented 2017-07-11 12:37:24 -0400
Rob Greely, I have drafted a letter & will e-mail to Liberal MP’s first, I will also send a copy to the CPC and NDP later to advise.
My printer is broken, therefore, will have save the lists of MP’s then go to the library to print it; easier for me to keep track of MP’s I e-mail with a printed list. ( I can check off who I have already sent correspondence to)
commented 2017-07-11 12:03:47 -0400
Andy Scheer leader of the Alt-Liberal party.
commented 2017-07-11 10:52:27 -0400
Regardless of what type of pro-sharia law results from the islamophilic committee established by M103, it will be used to shut down criticism of the Liberal government regarding the payout to the muslim terrorist. Such criticism will be included in the nefarious definition of islamophobia. That will give Scheer the excuse he needs to drop the subject.
commented 2017-07-11 10:11:23 -0400
I tend to think Andrew Sheer’s protesting is to try to appease those Conservatives that are unhappy with his Liberal leaning performance thus far, or rather “lack of Conservative” performance.

Andrew Scheer is similar to Patrick Brown in that they are both red Tories (or blue Liberals). Same difference.

Is there no real Conservative political leader remaining in this country?
commented 2017-07-11 09:59:41 -0400
Given the Supreme Court of Canada’s previous ultra-liberal, uber-stupid, un-be-fucking-lievable
decisions on the Khadr case, I had thought that the $20M lawsuit launched by his lawyers would probably be a slam dunk; and recognizing the subversion of the Canadian “justice” system those decisions represented, I could actually see the perverted reasons behind the $10.5M settlement as having saved the Canadian taxpayer a lot of money (as Goodale alluded to). Not that I agreed with that – this is one instance where, despite it probably costing the full $20M, plus punitive damages, plus court costs, I would have actually approved of the government waste to fight a failed cause in the name of what is right.

But upon further thought, if it was such a slam dunk, why would Khadr’s lawyer agree to settle? (Pro bono, my ass. That vulture and his team of worms have been angling to pick at the carcass of this settlement from day one, and the bigger and fatter that carcass is, the better for them.) And that brings up the question of just what is in the “confidentiality agreement” that Goodale and Raybould-Wilson found it so convenient to hide behind during their joint statement.

Here’s one rampantly wild, conspiracy-theorist speculation for y’all to consider. They already knew about the U.S. court judgement awarding the widow Mrs. Speer far more than this settlement, and that her lawyers would file for this settlement cross-border if they couldn’t keep it out of the public eye until the money was “disappeared”. If an international injunction against payment, or lien against the settlement had succeeded, Khadr would get nothing. (The vulture and his worms would get to keep their share, that judgement was not against them.) Did Khadr and his team agree to settle for so much less because of a clause in that confidentiality agreement that will guarantee indemnifying him against outside judgements – in effect, to replace the money he loses to the widow Speer’s lawsuit? Is that where the other $9.5M went? And we would never know, because the confidentiality agreement is, well, confidential, so the Canadian government of the day could have hidden anything in it.

Just a thought.
commented 2017-07-11 09:30:40 -0400
Just wait until the fall, boy oh boy is Jr. ever going to get a pasting then. Yeah. Right.
commented 2017-07-11 09:09:28 -0400
That permanent smile on his face is unnerving and serves as a cover for a weak leader. We need a real leader who listens to the people, and works for the betterment of those they say they represent. He’s almost as weak at speaking as junior is. I don’t trust him at all!
commented 2017-07-11 08:36:20 -0400
ROBERT , alla knows what
commented 2017-07-11 07:32:17 -0400
Scheer – you wanna get tough? How about getting tough on the lies you and your group told about the Paris Accords. You and your gang sided with the Lieberals on that one. I, as a card-carrying conservative, am disgusted by that fact YOU LIED when you stated you were against carbon taxes, etc., etc., etc. Therefore, how can we believe anything you say now and in the future?
commented 2017-07-11 06:39:50 -0400
The money is probably already gone, deposited to a foreign account, to be used for God knows what.
commented 2017-07-11 04:00:13 -0400
I somehow doubt the money will be taken back from that home grown terrorist, regardless of what the conservatives have to say.
commented 2017-07-11 01:31:21 -0400
Andy (Capp) Scheer – the time to get “tough” was when Khadr’s victims judgement was being ignored by the Libranos – this is now a dead legal issue with little recourse – unless it is kept in front of the public by aiding Khadr’s victims seeking compensation.