‘We’re not any further ahead than we were’

Maher Arar’s lawyer laments for the directives issued to the RCMP and CSIS.

Ministerial instructions to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) leave the door open to the kind of information exchanges that led to Arar’s torture in Syria a decade ago, says Toronto lawyer Lorne Waldman.

“It’s extremely disappointing that after all of these years, and after all of the effort, we’re not any further ahead than we were,” Waldman said in an interview.

The New Democrats and Liberals registered their objections earlier this week.

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