The Waterloo Region Record published a story on June 16/16 titled "Watchdog probes RCMP's response to Arar torture case". Both a federal inquiry led by Justice Dennis O'Connor as well as an investigation in 2008 by former Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci have determined that Canadian officials including the Mounties were to blame for the imprisonment and torture of Canadian citizens in Syrian prison cells.
Mr. Arar a Canadian citizen has since received an apology from the federal government as well as $10.5 million compensation. Apparently our federal authorities felt no compunctions against sharing bad intelligence with various foreign agencies including American ones. They promptly shipped Mr. Arar from JFK Airport in New York city off to a Syrian prison where he could be mistreated in the name of American security. Funny that what comes to mind is that old saying that when you lie down with dogs you wind up with fleas.
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