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So here, again, is what former ambassador David Sproule told the Afghanistan committee yesterday. And now here is what Defence Minister Peter MacKay reported to the House today in response to a question from the NDP’s Jack Harris.

“Mr. Speaker, I would like to refer to some evidence that we heard just yesterday from respected former ambassador David Sproule with respect to this issue. He said: ‘First of all we never transferred any detainees that were captured by Canadian Armed Forces if there was any suggestion that there would be a substantial risk of torture, never did. We were confident there was not, otherwise we would not have transferred…’ He went on to say: ‘We were confident that based on information we had that no Canadian transferred detainee had ever been abused or mistreated.’ The member should contemplate that testimony.”