Supreme Court to hear Gulf War-era dispute

Nearly 20 years after Iraq plundered Kuwaiti passenger planes, the case comes to Canada as the latter tries to recoup its losses.

Laura Payton, Embassy
This former Iraqi consualte in Montreal is one of two properties Kuwait Airways Corporation is trying to seize to compensate for aircraft and spare parts stolen by Iraq in 1990.
Laura Payton
Published: Wednesday, 02/17/2010 12:00 am EST

A dispute that has wound its way from Kuwait to England to Quebec will finally end up in Ottawa next month. The Supreme Court of Canada will be asked to rule on whether a Kuwaiti airline can seize the Montreal-based property of the Iraqi government, including six Bombardier airplanes and two buildings.

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