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CSIS needs ‘warning system’ on risk of torture, lawyer says

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Christopher Guly

Restoring the inspector-general’s position at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service could help monitor instances when the agency relies on assurances from foreign governments that a person of interest to Canada won’t be tortured, according to Ottawa human rights lawyer Paul Champ.

He made the comments following revelations that Canada’s spy agency was given the green light to send information to an allied foreign agency about a terrorist target of mutual interest and interview a Canadian detained abroad, provided assurances were obtained that both individuals would face...