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Lawyer argues inquiry must clear Maher Arar of terrorist allegations

The lawyer for Maher Arar says he’s counting on a public inquiry to clear his client’s name of unwarranted allegations of terrorist activity. Lorne Waldman, in his closing arguments, suggested to Justice Dennis O’Connor that Arar is entitled to such a finding given the weight of evidence. Waldman also argued forcefully that Canada should never share anti-terrorist intelligence with what he called “rogue states” like Syria. He said Canadian authorities should also be more careful in collaborating with friendly countries like the United States.Full Story

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