Bodyguard in Gadhafi plot ordered deported
TORONTO - The Ontario-based security contractor who worked for Moammar Gadhafi's son during the Libyan uprising has been ordered out of Canada.
The Immigration and Refugee Board has ruled that Gary Peters should be deported for complicity in war crimes and engaging in human smuggling.
The Australian-born Peters worked as a bodyguard for al-Saadi Gadhafi and has said he helped get him out of Libya and into Niger.
Peters, who represented himself at the IRB hearing, calls the decision disappointing and unfair.
He has long-insisted he was just doing his job and said he's done nothing wrong.
A lawyer representing the Canada Border Services Agency at the hearings alleged Peters was closely associated with the leadership of the Libyan regime before and during the North African country's internal conflict of 2011.
Peters has 15 days to apply for leave for judicial review at Federal Court, something he says he plans to do.
The permanent resident, who has lived in Canada for at least 10 years, runs Can/Aust Security and Investigations International Inc. out of Cambridge, Ont.
A former associate of his, Canadian Cynthia Vanier, is facing charges in Mexico for allegedly trying to smuggle al-Saadi Gadhafi into that country — charges she has denied.