Khadr arrived at CFB Trenton at 7:40 EST and authorities transferred him to Millhaven prison, a maximum security institution in Bath, Ont.
"Omar Khadr is a known supporter of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network and a convicted terrorist. He pleaded guilty to the murder of Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer, an American Army medic, who was mortally wounded in a firefight in Afghanistan on July 27, 2002 and died on August 6, 2002,” Toews' statement read.
“I am satisfied the Correctional Service of Canada can administer Omar Khadr’s sentence in a manner which recognizes the serious nature of the crimes that he has committed and ensure the safety of Canadians is protected during incarceration.”
The Twitter History Of Khadr's Return
Sept. 12: HuffPost Reports Khadr's Return
Sept. 12: OTTAWA -- Convicted war criminal Omar Khadr will be back in Canada before winter, ending a diplomatic logjam with the United States after a controversial legal saga that has divided Canadians ever since he was captured on an Afghan battlefield a decade ago. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/12/omar-khadr-canada-return_n_1878041.html" target="_hplink">READ STORY HERE</a>
Sept 12: Omar Khadr's return
After The Huffington Post Canada's report, the Prime Minister's Office tweeted a response:
Andrew MacDougall Tweet From Sept. 12
Althia Raj's Tweet on Sept. 12 Responding
Sept. 29: Khadr on the way home: reports
TORONTO - There are reports that Omar Khadr is being repatriated to Canada after spending nearly a decade in the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Several American and Canadian media outlets are citing unnamed sources as saying Khadr is <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/29/omar-khadr-canadian-guantanamo-coming-home_n_1925084.html?utm_hp_ref=canada" target="_hplink">being flown back to Canada this morning</a>.
Royal Commission Now
Sept. 12 Tweets reacting to Khadr's return
Here are Tweets reacting to Omar Khadr's return
Harris Ace Jackson
In 2002, American forces captured the 15-year-old Khadr after a firefight in Afghanistan. He was transferred to the Guantanamo Bay prison months later.
Khadr pleaded guilty to five war crime charges, including Speer’s murder, in Oct. 2010. As a result, he was given an eight-year sentence. He also became eligible to return to Canada after serving another year at Guantanamo.
Despite his eligibility to return to Canada last October, Khadr remained in U.S. custody. Critics have pointed the finger at Toews and the Conservative government for delays in his return.
Earlier in September, HuffPost exclusively reported the Tories had made a decision to repatriate him. But Prime Minister Stephen Harper's director of communications Andrew MacDougall and Public Safety Minister's spokeswoman Julie Charmichael denied that any decision had been made to bring Khadr back to Canada.
Total number of detainees that have been detained at the Guantanamo facility since the September 11, 2011 attacks. (Human Rights Watch)
Of the 779 detainees, roughly 600 were released without charges, many after being detained for years. (Human Rights Watch)
The number of detainees that remain at Guantanamo. (Human Rights Watch)
The number of detainees that have been approved for transfer to home or third countries but still remain at Guantanamo, some after nearly 10 years of detention. (Human Rights Watch)
Number of children under age 18 who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo. (Human Rights Watch)
Number of Guantanamo detainees who died while in custody, six by suspected suicide. (Human Rights Watch)
Number of those convicted in the military commissions after trial or plea bargain. (Human Rights Watch)
Of the 171 detainees that remain at Guantanamo only one, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, faces any formal charges. (Human Rights Watch)
Read Vic Toews' statementGood morning. I will be making a short statement.
Early this morning, convicted terrorist Omar Khadr was transferred to Canadian authorities at CFB Trenton.
This was done pursuant to a decision I made earlier this week.
He arrived at 07:40 ET aboard a U.S. Government aircraft travelling from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
He has been transferred from CFB Trenton to Millhaven maximum security prison at Bath, Ontario.
Omar Khadr is a known supporter of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network and a convicted terrorist.
He pleaded guilty to the murder of Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer, an American Army medic, who was mortally wounded in a firefight in Afghanistan on July 27, 2002 and died on August 6, 2002.
Omar Khadr also pleaded guilty to: Providing material support for terrorism; Attempted murder in violation of the law of war; Conspiracy and spying
Omar Khadr was born in Canada and is a Canadian citizen. As a Canadian citizen, he has a right to enter Canada after the completion of his sentence.
This transfer occurs following a process initiated by the United States Government and determined in accordance with Canadian law.
The remainder of his prison sentence will be administered by the Correctional Service of Canada.
I am satisfied the Correctional Service of Canada can administer Omar Khadr’s sentence in a manner which recognizes the serious nature of the crimes that he has committed and ensure the safety of Canadians is protected during incarceration.
Any decisions related to his future will be determined by the independent Parole Board of Canada in accordance with Canadian law.