CSIS gets green light to share info despite ‘substantial’ torture risk

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By Jim Bronskill, The Globe and Mail, 2 March 2012

The federal government has given Canada’s spy service the go-ahead to provide information to foreign agencies even when there is a “substantial risk” it will lead to torture, a newly released document shows. [...]

The directive is squarely at odds with Canada’s international commitments against torture – which have no loopholes, said Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada. [...]

The Public Safety Department said the government strongly opposes the mistreatment of any individual by any foreign agency for any purpose.

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