No doubt Stockwell Day will be happy enough not to talk about the case any more. Of course no evidence was ever brought forth to show that the US keeping Arar on the watch list was justified. Day, the Canadian minister in charge of security, also was shown the evidence and it didn't change his mind about Arar being innocent. Day is quite right wing and Pro US so if there were the slightest reason to support the US position he would gladly do so.
Matter of Arar’s place on security watch list 'closed’: U.S. ambassador The Canadian Press
Published: Thursday, March 01, 2007 Article tools
TORONTO — The U.S. ambassador to Canada says there won’t be another review of Maher Arar’s place on a security watch list for the time being.
David Wilkins says his government completed a review of Arar’s case a few weeks ago and stands by its actions.
He says the matter is now closed.
Arar can’t fly into the United States even though he was exonerated of any terrorist ties by a Canadian inquiry.
He also received $10.5 million in compensation from the federal government and is currently suing U.S. officials.
The engineer was detained by U.S. officials in New York in 2002 and deported to Syria, where he was tortured while imprisoned for 10 months.
© The Canadian Press 2007