IN THE HOUSE ~ Canada should rethink policy on use of information derived from torture

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    Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, today, the United States Senate Intelligence Committee released a report showing that so-called enhanced interrogation techniques used on militants were ineffective and never once produced information which prevented a terrorist plot.

    The conclusion is simple. Torture do not work.

    Yet, here in Canada, the current Conservative government has repudiated basic Canadian values by issuing directives to CSIS, the RCMP, and the CBSA that allow them to use and share information obtained through torture.

    Will the government rescind these directives immediately?

    Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC): Mr. Speaker, very simply, this is a report of the United States Senate. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the Government of Canada.

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