'We're doing nothing': Canada could be a leader in handling its foreign fighters, but isn't, say experts


OTTAWA — There are thousands more like Jack Letts, a British ISIL recruit and Canadian citizen who languishes in a Kurdish-controlled area of Syria, but few strategies for dealing with them.


Only a fraction of some 40,000-50,000 foreign fighters held by the Kurds and the governments of Syria and Iraq are Canadian. But amid broader questions about Western countries’ responsibilities to repatriate and prosecute the alleged ISIL members — and...