The federal government has apologized to Omar Khadr, sparking a new round of political finger-pointing over an issue that’s divided Canadians for more than a decade.

A tersely worded statement released on Friday followed reports that Ottawa had paid out a 10.5-million-dollar settlement to the former Guantanamo Bay prisoner.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale confirmed that a settlement was reached, but did not confirm the amount.

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer called it “disgusting,” and said he would have continued to fight the settlement in court.