Canada: we oppose torture. Sort of

Here’s my column in today’s Chronicle Herald pointing out that the federal government, most particularly the odious Public Security Minister Vic Toews, is being deeply hypocritical on the subject of torture.

We say we don’t do it, but we’re cool with others doing it and us using their information. Torture is wrong. Denounce it.

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Update 15.2.2012

Minister Toews disagrees with my views on his torture directive, but he seems to hate me less than the NDP. The NDP, by the way, wasn’t mentioned in my column. But what the heck?

here’s his two cents worth

About Dan Leger

Journalist, broadcaster, consultant. And sailor. I've been a pro journalist for more than 30 years as a reporter, writer, producer and senior editor. Parliamentary reporter for The Canadian Press. Executive Producer, CBC Television News, Former Director of News Content at The Chronicle Herald. Gemini Award - Best Live Special Event Coverage (1999) and Atlantic Journalism Awards winner, Commentary (2007 and 2009).
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