KITCHENER, Ont. — Three months after a Toronto woman was detained in Kenya because officials questioned her identity, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday that Ottawa is working hard to bring her home.
Harper said it’s not an easy case, but added his government wants to see Suaad Hagi Mohamud return to Canada.
“Our first priority as a government is, obviously, to see her get on a flight back to Canada,” he said.
Harper’s words come one day after Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said federal officials didn’t stand up for the 31-year-old woman.
Mohamud’s lawyer said Harper’s comment is consistent with what authorities have already relayed to him, but is frustrated he hasn’t yet been given specific flight details.