Monday, July 26, 2010

Lawyers Want To Keep Rubber Stamp

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Another example of investigative journalism at work.
Documents obtained by Postmedia News under Access To Information indicate the U.S. Department of State sent a diplomatic note to the Canadian Embassy in Washington last December outlining concerns raised by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the transfer of offenders.

The contents of the document are largely blacked out, and the U.S. officials are refusing to comment on issues to a specific country.

They U.S. Department seeks a face to face meeting. 

This is where we can have fun and ask specific sources to make stuff up, give us gossip to paint some theoretical argument.

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Is this the nature of  Trade that Liberals support? What other trade deals are Liberals invested in order to prevent a thickening of the border?

That said lawyers on both sides of the border who represent prisoners seeking international transfers and work closely with government officials involved in offender transfers say they’re aware of U.S. attempts to persuade the Conservative government to reconsider its position.

That's right lawyers who represent prisoners are unhappy the Canadian Government has moved to end the official rubber stamp program of returning Canadian prisoners back to Canada.
What are the statistics for this bilateral trade in prisoners? Are Americans prisoners in Canada clamoring to serve their time in the U.S. penal system? The numbers must be staggering and the potential for damage to trade as a result for housing an extra hundred people in the penal system must be a top priority for the OBAMA administration.

Can we imagine an American, Mexican, Chinese national arrested in Canada for murder demanding their lawyer  seek return to their own prisons?

From Conrad Black, Omar Khadr the media seem obsessed with specific individuals.

The Conservatives have tabled legislation to amend  the International Offenders Act to make improvements in the reparations of convicted criminals wishing to return to Canada.

Under the current legislation, the public safety minister can only reject applications on the basis of national security, namely terrorism-related threats, as well as a person’s affiliation with organized crime.
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