Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr received a $10.5-million legal settlement Wednesday and will also receive an official apology from the Canadian government, a senior government source tells CBC News.  
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould will speak to reporters in Ottawa starting at 11:45 a.m. ET. CBC News will carry their news conference live.
The source told CBC News that the decision to pay a settlement to resolve Khadr’s case was not about what he did or did not do as a 15-year-old in Afghanistan. Rather, the payment reflects the fact that his charter rights were violated, and the Liberal government will support the charter, even when it’s unpopular.
The Canadian Press reported late Thursday that a source familiar with the situation had said the Liberal government wanted to get ahead of an attempt by two Americans to enforce a massive U.S. court award against Khadr in Canadian court.
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