Matthew Behrens

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Jun 20, 2018
Minister Chrystia Freeland outlines Canada's foreign policy objectives during a speech in the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO

Canada's diplomat of the year fails the torture test

Matthew Behrens
It is unlikely that Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will be up for the challenge of obeying the prohibition on torture and the international rules-based order that she hails when accepting awards.
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Nov 29, 2017
Mohamed Harkat at the Supreme Court of Canada. Photo: International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group/Facebook

Mohamed Harkat awaits another court verdict

Matthew Behrens
The Ottawa resident has never subjected to examination either in an open court or a closed session. He was in court in mid-November seeking relaxed conditions and now wait for a verdict.
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Oct 27, 2017
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The Goodale memos on torture lay a hideous groundwork

Matthew Behrens
Ralph Goodale's series of new memos defy the absolute prohibition on torture. This is immoral and foolish, given how Canadian citizens have been treated and the deserved payouts they have received

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