This week's Brabant papers include an interesting, if not unnerving, opinion piece on the Maher Arar fiasco.
I'll admit to my eyes bugging out as I read this piece. After all, it's easy for any of us to sit back in our comfortable living room chair and try to decide what is a "fair" amount of compensation for a year of unlawful imprisonment, torture, and to this day, a smeared reputation and name across the entire world.
I suspect this Brabant writer wouldn't have this opinion if he was a relative of Mr. Arar or a close friend.
I'd be quite interested to know this writer's opinion on the recent severance package presented to the outgoing CEO of Home Depot at $210 million.
Either they were beating this guy senseless in the lumber yard for years or something in our society is way out of whack when doing a crummy job as CEO is worth that kind of money, while a lifetime of pain is scorned over $10 million.
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