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Justin Trudeau must face up to Afghan detainee torture allegations

  We believe this is unfinished business of the most serious kind — accountability for alleged complicity in torture — the only appropriate remedy for which is a public inquiry. – Peggy Mason In September 2015, in the midst of the federal election campaign, the Rideau Institute released a report — Torture of Afghan Detainees: …

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Open Letter to PM urging Public Inquiry on Afghan Detainee Transfers

Signed by 41 human rights experts, former and current parliamentarians and other eminent Canadians, an Open Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was just released by the Rideau Institute, further to their earlier report, entitled: Torture of Afghan Detainees: Canada’s Alleged Complicity and the Need for a Public Inquiry, (Omar Sabry, September, 2015, Rideau Institute …

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CTV Power Play with May and Mason

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason discuss the new Liberal plan for countering ISIS with Don Martin of CTV Power Play. Click here for both interviews: Don Martin Power Play with Elizabeth May and Peggy Mason (CTV.ca, 9 Feb 2016).  The Mason interview begins at the 6:20 minute mark. Elizabeth …

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New study identifies more than $10 billion in savings on military equipment

A new report, entitled Smart Defence: A plan for rebuilding Canada’s military, has just been released by the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The study, by University of British Columbia Professor Michael Byers, identifies more than $10 billion in potential savings in spending on military equipment. At the same time, …

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