Monthly Archives: October 2009

See-through body scanners are not as bad as they sound

By Pulat Yunusov According to media reports on Friday, the federal privacy commissioner approved the see-through airport body scanners. These machines show your naked body in Casper-the-ghost 3D on the security officer’s screen. Although the officer can easily see if you are a bikini…

Omar Khadr case cost Ottawa $1.3 million

 Allan Woods Ottawa Bureau Michelle Shephard National Security Reporter Published On Thu Oct 29 2009 Ottawa has spent more than $1.3-million fighting against Toronto-born captive Omar Khadr, who has been held at the U.S.-run Guantanamo Bay detention centre for seven…

Omar Khadr ‘innocent’ in death of U.S. soldier

By Michelle Shephard Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr was buried face down under rubble, blinded by shrapnel and crippled, at the time the Pentagon alleges he threw a grenade that fatally wounded a U.S. soldier, according to classified photographs and defence…

‘Brazen’ driver guilty in crash

Bob Mitchell Staff Reporter Published On Wed Oct 28 2009 After more than three years, a Mississauga couple still feels the physical and emotional scars of the night their lives were shattered. But Mark and Allison Radman said they felt…

Sanctuary gives way to freedom

Andrew Chung Quebec Bureau MONTREAL–He defied the authorities and avoided deportation for nearly four years by taking refuge at a Montreal Catholic Church, but Abdelkader Belaouni’s gamble has finally paid off. The government has told him he can stay. Hemmed…