Do we endorse torture? (III)

CSIS attempts to correct the record.

The head of Canada’s spy agency said an official may have been “confused” this week when he told MPs that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service will use information obtained by torture.

The agency’s director, Jim Judd, appeared before the same MPs at the House of Commons public safety committee Thursday, informing the MPs they would be receiving a written clarification today from lawyer Geoffrey O’Brian.

“I think it’s unfortunate that Mr. O’Brian may have been confused in his testimony. He will be clarifying that in a letter to the committee today,” Mr. Judd told MPs. “I know of no instance where such use of information has been made by our service.”

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