Harper government worried about fallout from jailing of potato farmer, court filings show - 2019-05-05

F0.png Harper government worried about fallout from jailing of potato farmer, court filings show May 5, 2019, Canadian Press, Global News

Documents filed with the Federal Court show the former Harper government was concerned about the legal and political fallout from how it dealt with a New Brunswick potato farmer jailed for more than a year in Lebanon.

Henk Tepper languished in a Beirut jail cell in 2011 and 2012 on allegations he tried to export diseased potatoes to Algeria.

In 2013 he launched a lawsuit against the Canadian government, arguing it didn't do enough to try to secure his freedom, and seeks $16.5 million in damages.

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