Transport Canada manual used by CIA

Helped in the development of cold water interrogation techniques

A Transport Canada manual, “Survival in Cold Waters: Staying Alive,” was used by the CIA to create cold water interrogation techniques, according to documents recently released by the U.S. government. Water dousing the fifth most severe method of interrogation, according to a CIA manual, and involves immersing detainees in cold water at 5 to 15 C for up to an hour—about two-thirds of the time it takes to develop hypothermia in healthy adults. Christine Collins, president of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees, called the CIA’s use of the manual “appalling.”

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