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Canada Accuses US of Torture: Not Very Neighborly

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Responding to complaints by the United States, Canadian officials have been instructed to rewrite a government manual used in their torture awareness training that included the U.S. among countries such as China, Egypt, Iran, Mexico, and Syria as potentially torturing prisoners. The order was issued by Maxime Bernier, Canada’s minister of foreign affairs, who said, “I regret the embarrassment caused by the public disclosure of the manual.”

Could it be that Bernier’s change of heart was inspired by his northern neighbor depriving him of sleep or waterboarding him?

Canada is fortunate in having been endowed with a natural method of torture: exposure to winter temperatures in Manitoba.


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