A consensus is forming on Joshua Boyle: The guy appeared off from the get-go. While Canadians were shocked to learn Boyle faces 15 criminal charges, all untested in court, they certainly didn't feel it came out of left field.

Forget the charges. So much of Boyle's story before that never sat well with them – a refrain I've heard across the spectrum, from both regular folks and politicos alike.

They don't like that he was previously married to Omar Khadr's sister. They don't like that he took a pregnant wife to Afghanistan. And they definitely didn't like that Justin Trudeau clandestinely welcomed him into the Prime Minister's Office before Christmas, refusing to comment on what went down during their tete-a-tete.

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