Mr. Speaker, the Geneva convention is clear on the prisoner transfers. It states:
--the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever...Violence to life and person...murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture....
In the Arar case, Justice O'Connor recommended also that:
“Canadian officials should not wait for 'verification' or unequivocal evidence of torture...before arriving at a conclusion of a likelihood of torture.
Why is the government putting Canadians at risk of breaching the Geneva convention?