Norris said it was regrettable that the minister was trying to influence the parole board.
“Most of what he has said there is simply not true. It’s part of the stereotype of Omar that this government has been disseminating from the beginning,” Norris said.
He added that once the Canadian Correctional Service “will get to know Omar,” they will “recommend appropriate conditions.”
Defense attorneys have said Khadr was pushed into fighting the US in Afghanistan by his father, Ahmed Said Khadr, an alleged al-Qaeda financier whose family briefly stayed with late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.