Journalist 'shocked' that Harper called Egyptian president to secure release - 2015-10-17
Mohamed Fahmy, the former Al Jazeera journalist who spent almost two years in an Egyptian prison on charges of spreading false news, says he was surprised to hear that Prime Minister Stephen Harper phoned the Egyptian president to secure his release.
Fahmy has repeatedly criticized the Canadian government for not doing enough to support him while he was in prison.
He was eventually pardoned in September, and arrived in Vancouver Thursday night. He says he intends to settle down in the city where he's now an adjunct professor at UBC's School of Journalism.