It sounds a little, well, a little scatological: income sprinkling.
The shooting was still going on down by the river last week when Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi dropped by and prematurely declared that the battle for Mosul was over. He was misled by the various Iraqi army, police and militia units who were competing with one another to declare victory first, but now it really is over — and there is little left of Mosul.
The federal government’s paying millions of dollars to Omar Khadr because it is (partly) responsible for his having been mistreated in a United States military prison is not required by Khadr’s pursuing justice. Rather, it at best amounts to the government’s bribing Khadr with its citizens’ money to forgo the pursuit of justice against those Canadians actually responsible for his being mistreated. And these were a relatively few officials, who ought to be punished personally, in a manner befitting their offence.
In last week’s NTV news broadcast and in a CBC news article, DFO scientist Geoff Veinott mentions the notion of implementing a hook-and-release only system for Newfoundland and Labrador salmon stocks due to low returns this season. This data on the status of our salmon stocks should be a red flag for all anglers in the province.