Partly as a result of faulty information sent to American police, Maher Arar, found himself in a dank Syrian prison where he was severely torotured on a daily basis. He did not expect to emerge alive. What does Canada owe Mr. Arar for a mistake that caused him and his family so much physical and emotional anguish?. What yardstick should apply? Others have been imprisoned for long periods unlawfully. Today the prime minister apolologized to Mr. Arar and presented him with $10,5000 of tax payers money. Do you think the settlement was fair?
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