Mr. Speaker, another witness, Gavin Buchan, former political director of the Kandahar provincial reconstruction team during much of the time in question, said:
I'm confident that Canada has consistently met the test of its international obligations throughout our period in theatre.
Another witness, Cory Anderson, a former DFAIT employee also working in Afghanistan, said:
In my experience and in the interviews and the visits that I took at the NDS, we never uncovered a specific allegation of abuse.
These are people who were there, unlike the hon. member who just gets up and makes these allegations with no basis.