The Canadian Press

2007-01-26 | Afar Settlement

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The prime minister announced details of a multi-million-dollar settlement in the Maher Arar case. The package included compensation of 10.5 million-dollars as well as a payment to cover his legal costs. And on January 26th, Stephen Harper offered an official apology to Arar, his wife and his family. (Arar -- a 36-year-old Syrian-born Canadian -- was detained by US authorities in New York in 2002. He was subsequently deported to Syria, apparently on the basis of unsubstantiated RCMP suspicions.)

Date: 2007-01-26
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 45 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << on behalf of the government of Canada I wish to apologize to you Manya a mess and your family for any Royal Canadian officials may have played in the terrible ordeal that all of you experienced in 2002 and 2003 events occurred under the last government please rest assured that this government will do everything in its power to ensure that the issue is raised by Commissioner of O'Connor our address I trust having arrived at a negotiated settlement we've ensured that fair compensation will be paid to you and your family I sincerely hope that these words and actions will assist you and your family in your efforts to begin a new and hopeful chapter in your lives >>