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
The wording and delivery of the Trudeau government's March apology for its role in the torture of Canadian citizens are clear indications that Ottawa is not willing to make much-needed changes.
If the Liberal government is serious about combating Islamophobia, they should award long-denied justice to those in Canada's Muslim communities whose freedoms were sacrificed for the "war on terror."
Torture is both immoral and useless as a tool to fight terrorism. It outrages Canadians. How can our governments condone it for even one more day?
Read Maher Arar's letter about what his new tool means for us.
The suprising factor that is common to Canada, Swden and Denmark: rendition to torture.
What factor is common to Canada, Sweden and Denmark? The snow, perhaps? The social programs? How about rendition to torture?
Opposing Bill C-51 is the most important fight right now.
The shocking U.S. Senate report on torture leaves Canadians asking is our government has ever tortured, or used information from other countries who do.
The Harper government has noted that Canada doesn't torture people -- but ducks the question about whether Canadian authorities have used information obtained by others through torture.