Every day I do a Google News Canada search for Abousfian-Abdelrazik.
The public support for the man, even in my hometown of Calgary, has been inspiring. The media coverage has been compassionate and thorough.
The government is behaving badly and continues to do so in spite of public and media opinion that overwhelmingly supports bringing him home. He is a Canadian after all.
Now our government want him to confess to being a member of al-Qaeda before they allow him home. They need this to collaborate evidence they have, obtained under torture in Gitmo by Bush and company, to indemnify themselves against any future lawsuits.
Mr. Ignatieff, awaiting coronation, has nothing to say. Nor does any other politician in Canada, from what I can tell. Please correct me if I am wrong.