Absurdity, there and here

The Harper government is disappointed with Hamid Karzai’s demand that all American-held detainees be turned over to Afghan authorities.


Absurdity, here and there

The latest squabble over Afghan detainees, national security and access to information involves hairdos.


Goodbye to the NDS?

An interesting exchange—and perhaps even a straight answer—from Question Period yesterday.


And so we come full circle

John Baird informed the House this morning that detainees in Afghanistan will now be transferred to American forces.


Compelling evidence

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan has released a report into the treatment of detainees by Afghan authorities.


Meanwhile, at the Federal Court

A government appeal to limit the scope of an investigation by the Military Police Complaints Commission has been rejected.

Reading the documents: Adventures in redaction

Highlights from the recently released Afghan detainee documents


Reading the documents: Notification, policy and concerns

The documents tabled last week can be viewed in their entirety here. Herein, a series of posts on some of the noteworthy files and disclosures contained therein.


This is the week that was

The Conservatives were bashful. And mysterious. And succinct.

Reading the documents: What the detainees said

Some noteworthy files, including memos that detail allegations of mistreatment


Revealing inconsistency

Terry Milewski notes two redaction curiosities in the latest raft of documents.


The work wasn’t done

While the Prime Minister’s Office apparently declines to say whether the opposition leaders were asked if they wished to proceed with the detainee document review, it is clear the panel of judges was not done reviewing some of the material—including documents identified by the government as being subject to cabinet confidence.