JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: CONRAD BLACK OBJECTS TO NDP LEADER MULCAIR’S CHARACTERIZATION OF HIS RETURN TO CANADA – AN IDIOT COMMENT COMPARISON WITH OMAR KHADAR’S RETURN – PAYING DEBT TO SOCIETY   Leave a comment

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Cheap shot?

Black might try asking shareholders whose funds he abused about cheap shots.

He is British, too.

So “British criminal’ is a factual statement.

And, please, does anyone believe that any ordinary former-Canadian would receive such treatment?

I don’t doubt that Black made no underhanded efforts in achieving this – after all, any evidence of that would blow him out of the water.

But there are implicit understandings in such matters, and Black has associates who undoubtedly spoke on his behalf to the minister, including a bit of the old “nudge, nudge, wink, wink.”

You can certainly place a large bet of Black’s being a future substantial campaign-fund provider to Harper and Co, and isn’t that what all this was about?
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“I can hardly wait for Khadar’s return to Canada. Most here who are blasting Conrad Black will be marching arm in arm with the likes of Amnesty International…”

Khader is a mistreated child soldier. He was 15 years old when American soldiers blasted him in the back and dragged him off to secret prison and torture for years.

He is also a legal Canadian citizen.

There are no parallels with Black, none.

To say there are is willful ignorance.
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“While you may not find Conrad Black a likeable man, he has nevertheless served his time and thus paid his debt to society.”

Yes, he has paid his debt, but that debt was to American society.

And his only claim to citizenship or residence is British.

Now, you explore the possibilities of a convicted felon being given such special treatment by Canada in other circumstances.

Indeed, going the other way, a convicted felon is excluded from the United States.

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