Statement - The Government of Canada discontinues its bail appeal in Canada v. Khadr

OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, issued the following statement:

"Today, the Government of Canada announced that it will discontinue its appeal in the case of The Attorney General of Canada v. Khadr (Bail appeal) before the Alberta Court of Appeal. The Government of Canada respects the decision of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta which determined that Mr. Khadr be released on bail in Canada pending his US appeal of his US convictions and sentence.

Withdrawing this appeal is an important step towards fulfilling the Government's commitment to review its litigation strategy."

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SOURCE Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada

For further information: Scott Bardsley, Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 613-998-5681; Media Relations, Public Safety Canada, 613-991-0657; Media Relations, Department of Justice, 613-957-4207


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