The 'Jihadi Jack' debate: Who has a right to come back to Canada? - 2019-08-24
Canada needs to take part in co-ordinating an international response to citizens who leave their countries to join extremist groups abroad, two experts say.
The debate about what to do with foreign fighters revived this week after Jack Letts — dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by British media outlets — saw his U.K. citizenship revoked and announced his intention to seek help from Canada, now the only country where he holds citizenship.
Audrey Macklin, a professor and chair in human rights law at the University of Toronto, and Kyle Matthews, executive director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University, spoke to The House this week about the problem of foreign fighters.