Canada may use information obtained through torture
OTTAWA — The Canadian government doesn’t condone torture, but it may use information gleaned under dubious circumstances abroad if it could prevent a threat against national security.
This is Public Safety Canada’s response to news a secret committee deep within CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) was given tools to better assess information received from foreign agencies, as well as whether sharing intelligence with other bodies could lead to mistreatment of individuals abroad.
“Our government does not condone torture and certainly does not engage in (it). However, at all times we will take steps to ensure Canadian life and property is protected from those who wish to harm us,” Mike Mueller, a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, told QMI Agency.