Justin Trudeau is at it again folks. John Norris, who represented convicted terrorist Omar Khadr from 2011 to 2013, is the Liberals new best friend.
The federal government has made the following announcement:
“The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
Elizabeth Walker, Chairperson of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court. She fills a new position created under An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Federal Courts Act (S.C. 2010, c. 8).
John Norris, a sole practitioner based in Toronto, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court. He fills a new position created under An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Federal Courts Act (S.C. 2010, c. 8).”
The following can be found on Norris’s website:
“John Norris represents clients charged with serious criminal offences including murder, terrorism, sexual assault and drug offences. He has developed a specific expertise in international aspects of criminal law including extradition, international prisoner transfers and mutual legal assistance. John has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada close to twenty times. He appears regularly in Federal Court on national security matters, and often argues appeals in criminal matters before the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He also appears regularly in criminal trial courts.”
The site also includes this, as one of the cases Norris was involved in:
“Omar Khadr v. Minister of Public Safety (Federal Court)
Counsel for Omar Khadr, a Canadian held on war crimes in the U.S. military detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on his transfer to Canada pursuant to the International Transfer of Offenders Act.”
Is it just me, or does this decision make it seem likely Trudeau and Norris were on the same side all along?
Out of all the qualified advocates available out there, you go with Khadr’s old lawyer??? What???
As we all know, Justin Trudeau gave Omar Khadr $10.5 million in taxpayers money— electing to settle of court. He’s also supported M-103, been soft on Isis, and is weak on border security…
This move should cause even die/hard liberals to question our leaders loyalty to Canadians and to become skeptical of his relationship/love affair with Islam…