Citizens who hurt our soldiers should receive punishments

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Re: Canadian is Canadian (The Standard, July 20, page 6)

So Omar Khadr is entitled to his $10.5 million according to the existing laws. But these laws have been written by our government and can and must be amended by the government without delay.

I don’t think that the benefits and privileges of Canadian citizenship should be unconditional.

Anybody who leaves this country to join a terrorist organization whose aim is to maim and kill our soldiers forfeits their Canadian citizenship and is not entitled to return to this country, ever.

In addition, it troubles me that Khadr received his award in such haste while some of our wounded and disabled veterans have to struggle for years in a bureaucratic quagmire to get the benefits they are entitled to.

Hartmut Schmid

Hope

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