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New foreign information-sharing rules add transparency, clarity but don’t ban all torture-derived information

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 12:53 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Somewhat stricter new rules published by the Trudeau government to govern Canada’s information sharing with foreign governments improve on the more lenient and secret Conservative-era rules they replace — although further improvements can be made, some national security law watchers say.

Michael Nesbitt, University of CalgaryOn Sept. 25, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale unveiled his new “ministerial directives,” titled “Avoiding Complicity in Mistreatment by Foreign Entities,” to more clearly guide how the RCMP, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)...