New law to allow terror victims to sue perpetrators in Cdn courts: Harper
TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will introduce legislation that will allow victims of terrorism to sue perpetrators in Canadian courts.
Harper says the legislation will give victims justice against people, organizations and foreign states that support terrorism. It also sends a clear message that Canada will hold sponsors and perpetrators of terrorism accountable for their crimes.
Harper provided no details, saying those will be provided when the legislation is introduced this week.
He made the announcement at a Canadian Jewish Congress event in Toronto where he received the Saul Hayes Human Rights Award.
Law professor James Morton, who was at the event, says that while the comment received a standing ovation from the Jewish community represented there it raises a lot of questions.
Morton says the proposed legislation represents an enormous change to the way Canada deals with foreign states - and raises questions about lawsuits between several countries - including the U.S. and Iraq or the U.K. and Ireland.
Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff and Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom will also be speaking at the CJC's 90th anniversary celebration. source
-So when israel and it's gang of zookites bomb the hell out of people in countries worldwide, in the open or on the sly, then that's okay just as long as they don't get caught red-handed too many times, but if you're on the designated amalek list, then they can sieze your assets and demolish your family home. Sounds like bigotted-talmudic law.