Federal government hunted for person who leaked Omar Khadr's $10.5M settlement payment


An internal report obtained by the National Post reveals details of how the federal government launched an investigation spanning six departments and agencies to hunt for who leaked information about a reported $10.5-million settlement with Omar Khadr in July 2017.

The transfer did not have Khadr's name on it, as it was going through the Bank of Canada to a bank account held in the name of an "unknown and unrelated third party." It is possible the transfer was sent to a third party to protect it against legal manoeuvring from the families of American soldiers killed by Khadr's alleged actions in Afghanistan, but the report does not address that.