Agencies of the Canadian state, from spies to judges, have wedged open a door to legitimize complicity in a practice that both domestic and international law ban outright.
Questions remain as to why it's taken so long for the government to fulfill the promise it made during Mr. Khadr's 2010 plea bargain.
The "war on terror," under Bush or Obama, has been a disaster all along. The complicity in torture is now haunting many Western democracies. Most importantly, it is a test about our humanity.
It's been more than a month, but Canadians in general have been able to go about their daily business despite the United Nations declaration that the federal government is complicit in torture.
A wrap-up of news including health coverage for refugees, justice for injured migrant workers, and updates from political prisoner Mandy Hiscocks and Alex Hundert, in the G20 "main conspiracy" case.
While Ottawa engages in deep budget slashing, the feds are annually investing $11.3 million in promoting the Mounties' "brand."
Torture survivor Mohammad Mahjoub spoke of his brutal treatment by Canada's spy agency, after nearly 12 years of state terror at the hands of successive Canadian governments.
In Democracy's Blameless Leaders, Neil Mitchell examines how leaders in democracies manage the blame for the abuse and the killing of civilians.
Speaking for the first time in public, Mohammad Mahjoub told an Ottawa audience about some of his experiences.
The truth is that Omar's likely return to Canada is not motivated by an urgent change of heart in the position of the Canadian government.