(Ezra Levant is covering the Conservative Party Convention, so David Menzies is guest hosting...)
Convicted terrorist Omar Khadr visited Parliament Hill in June, when Trudeau was speaking at an Eid al-Fitr celebration.
How does that grab you? Especially given that the last time an Islamist jihadi went to the Parliament Buildings it resulted in the brutal murder of Nathan Cirillo?
But don't panic, folks. The Globe and Mail reports:
“The Liberal government took steps to bar Omar Khadr from attending a celebration near Parliament Hill in late June where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was the keynote speaker, even though Mr. Khadr was not on the guest list for the invitation-only event.”
The story goes on to note that the Prime Minister’s Office said Omar did not meet with the Prime Minister or any Liberal cabinet ministers. (It doesn’t say whether or not Omar met any backbench Liberal MPs, and I guess we’ll never know.)
Omar’s presence on Parliament Hill prompted Conservative Senator Leo Housakos to demand answers from security officials.
Well, you can guess what happens next:
The Globe decides it’s time to demonize Conservatives. They sought comment from Omar’s long-time lawyer, Dennis Edney, who accused the Conservatives of singling out Omar because of his religion.
So there you have it, folks. If you take issue with the likes of an Omar Khadr walking the hallways of our federal government, then you’re obviously a bigot. And a racist. And an Islamophobe...
NEXT: Sheila Gunn Reid is in Halifax covering the Conservative Party convention, and joins me to talk about what she's seen so far.
THEN: Ben Davies and I talk about the new blockbuster movie, The MEG.