Calgary Herald… Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has cancelled a planned visit to Canada next week.
Officials confirmed Saturday that Gadhafi had scrapped plans to land in Newfoundland this Tuesday to refuel his plane.
One report said hotel reservations for the leader had been cancelled and his advance team had left.
The planned visit had caused a stir in Canada, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper ordering Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon to greet the despot upon his arrival to express this country’s outrage over the reception Libya recently gave to the newly released Lockerbie bomber.
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, an alleged former Libyan intelligence officer, was treated as a hero upon his arrival in Libya after Scotland released him on compassionate grounds because he is terminally ill with cancer.