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Dennis edney Q.C.

We are honoured to be hosting Sir Dennis Edney as our Keynote Speaker.

Born in Dundee, Scotland, Dennis Edney QC, is a Canadian defence lawyer based out of Edmonton, Alberta. He is noted for his involvement in the high-profile cases such as the Omar Khadr case.

Omar Khadr was a Canadian citizen detained by the United States at Guantanamo Bay for ten years. At age 15, Omar Khadr, allegedly threw a grenade and killed U.S. Army Sergeant 1st class Christopher Speer. After being convicted of murder and falsely testifying, Omar Khadr spent 10 years in prison. Dennis Edney was his defence lawyer and fought for Omar through thick and thin. 

Mr. Edney has had many achievements in his life including receiving Alberta's Top 50 Most Important People in 2008, the human rights medal in 2009, and the honorary title of Queen's Counsel for exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession.