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Canada: Bad Human Rights Record Not Grounds to End International Cooperation

January 4, 2008

By Jim Bronskill And Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Human rights abuses are not necessarily enough to keep Canada from sharing information with security agencies overseas, Ottawa tells a federal inquiry on torture in a newly released submission.

Canada must maintain relationships with “non-traditional” allies, some of whom do not always treat people appropriately, in order to fight terrorism, says a government brief made public Thursday.

“The fact that a particular country may have a poor human rights record is not sufficient, without other compelling circumstances, to preclude the sharing of information.”

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