Selective hearing

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.”

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