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Jun 20, 2018
Minister Chrystia Freeland outlines Canada's foreign policy objectives during a speech in the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO

Canada's diplomat of the year fails the torture test

Matthew Behrens
It is unlikely that Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will be up for the challenge of obeying the prohibition on torture and the international rules-based order that she hails when accepting awards.
Blog
Apr 5, 2018
Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson present brief to UN. Image: Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland—Colchester, Nova Scotia

Re-defining torture at the UN

Penney Kome
Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson lobby for UN Committee on Torture to recognize sexualized violence as a form of torture.
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Oct 27, 2017
Photo: Matthew Berens

The Goodale memos on torture lay a hideous groundwork

Matthew Behrens
Ralph Goodale's series of new memos defy the absolute prohibition on torture. This is immoral and foolish, given how Canadian citizens have been treated and the deserved payouts they have received
News
Apr 8, 2016

Our obligation to Omar Khadr

Kathleen Copps
The Free Omar Khadr Committee has launched a letter-writing campaign that calls on the Canadian government to finally fully address our obligation to Omar Khadr.

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