It will probably not come as a surprise to hear from me that it should be protected in 100% of cases and we always add to that the surrounding context of Canada's binding international human rights obligations as well. In saying that, I think that it's very important to underscore that the human rights framework is, by no means, inattentive to security threats and other kinds of challenges that governments face in ensuring safety for their citizens.
In fact, the international human rights architecture is entirely based on a very clear understanding that governments do face those threats and then has specifically incorporated that into how human rights protection needs to be upheld, like some human rights international law, with freedom of expression being an obvious one. Therefore, in their very definition in international treaties, a balancing is incorporated. It's a very limited provision for restrictions or infringements, but it is there.
In international law, other rights are clearly recognized to be so absolutely important that no circumstance—torture is an obvious example here—ever justifies infringement, which recognizes that it's devastating from a human rights perspective. It is also counterproductive when it comes to security because allowing torture in the name of security only creates more marginalized community, keeps us more insecure, and leads to more terrorism.