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Darryl Dyck: Cotler and Martin

darryl dyck: Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver on Dec. 12, according to Toronto Star. Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS Martin's Justice Minister Irwin Cotler swiftly extradited a group of Basque separatists to Spain after getting assurances the wanted men would not be mistreated, and announced their abrupt departure to the surprise of the Commons. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might be wishing he was in the same position a Liberal predecessor of his, Paul Martin, once was. Martin rang up Cotler to ask why he was not informed and why he'd had no say. Article Continued Below If you get any questions, you can direct them to me, and you can thank me later, Cotler recalled in an interview. Canadian law says any extradition decision belongs to the justice minister alone, Cotler says he told the prime minister. ( As reported in the news.