Are Canadians “OK” with torture? Our government is, apparently. In a 2010 letter that has only just come to light, Public Safety Minister Vic Towes decreed that the government would accept intelligence that might be derived from torture by third parties. The Minister cautions that “Canada does not condone torture,” which is a bit like saying that one is opposed to shoplifting on principle … but, should a friend steal something of particular interest, well that’s another story.
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