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Canada Trudeau heckled at town hall about Khadr

02:41  12 january  2018
02:41  12 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

Trudeau begins town hall series tonight

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answered questions about Omar Khadr , ISIS fighters and Donald Trump at a town hall in Hamilton. To read more

Justin Trudeau told an Ontario town hall meeting that he shares the ?anger? of many Canadians over the government?s settlement with Omar Khadr . The prime minister was responding to a heckler at the Wednesday event in Hamilton. (The Canadian Press .

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The prime minister, in a town hall meeting at McMaster University, responded to a heckler who shouted at him from the top of the bleachers. It was an interruption in an otherwise civil town hall meeting with about 1,900 attendees where Trudeau fielded more than a dozen questions from

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HAMILTON - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told a woman heckling him about Omar Khadr during a town hall in Hamilton that he, too, is angry about the multimillion-dollar settlement the former Guantanamo Bay inmate received from the government.

The Canadian government paid Khadr a reported $10.5 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged the government violated his Charter rights.

The payment last summer generated a political firestorm that continues today, as a young woman shouted about it when Trudeau attempted to take another person's question at an event at McMaster University.

Trudeau said the anger that a lot of people feel about the payment is real, and that it might surprise people to know he shares that anger and frustration.

The prime minister said that was money that could have been put toward programs to help people, but it is a "bit of a consolation" that if the government hadn't settled, the lawsuit could have cost between $30 and $40 million.

He told the crowd that he wants everyone to continue to be angry about the payment and to take it as a lesson that no Canadian government should ever think it's OK to allow its citizens to be tortured.

Members of far-right Storm Alliance attend Trudeau's town hall in Quebec City .
Members of far-right Storm Alliance attend Trudeau's town hall in Quebec CityAlso in the crowd Thursday night were about 10 members of the far-right Storm Alliance — a group that identifies as "ultranationalist" but which claims to eschew ties to far-right white nationalists.

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