Alexandre Trudeau, the PM’s brother, personally lobbied federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to not deport Mohamed Harkat. Alexandre Trudeau was an inner circle advisor to his brother’s election campaign advisory team. It appears neither the Prime Minister, nor his brother consider a conflict of interest to have occurred.
In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the federal government’s security certificate against Harkat and affirmed a decision by federal judge Simon Noelle that Harkat is a terrorist threat to national security linked to, among others, Ahmed Said Khadr (Omar’s father) and found Harkat to be an active member of the al-Qaeda terrorist network. And while Alexandre Trudeau was lobbying the Public Safety Minister to not deport Harkat, The Canada Border Security Agency filed a confidential report advising Harkat be deported his claim that he will be tortured or killed in Algeria notwithstanding.
Guest on the program Scott Newark is the Special Adviser to former the Public Safety Minister, former crown attorney and former executive director of the Canadian Police Association, spoke with Roy Green about the issue.
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