What was known (II)

For the record, the NDP motion passed by the House on the evening of December 1, by a vote of 146-129, called for a “a Public Inquiry into the transfer of detainees in Canadian custody to Afghan authorities from 2001 to 2009.”

And the obvious implication of that time frame did not seem to escape the official opposition. Liberal Foreign Affairs critic Bob Rae noted then that “the conduct of the previous government will be equally subject to scrutiny as the conduct of the current government.” Speaking to another motion later that month, Michael Ignatieff repeated the his side’s willingness to “examine the whole length of the mission in Afghanistan beginning in 2001 under the previous Liberal government.”