Canada starting to feel the Trump effect

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he intends to send a clear message when he talks to U.S. President Donald Trump’s team: Canada doesn’t condone torture.

“We need to be very clear on this point. Torture is contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, it’s contrary to the Canadian Constitution, it’s a violation of the Criminal Code, it’s inconsistent with virtually every international treaty Canada has ever signed, including the Geneva Conventions, and most importantly Canadians find it abhorrent and we’ll never condone it. Period,” he told CBC Radio’s The House.

In one of his first interviews after assuming office, Trump told ABC News he embraced torture as a way to “fight fire with fire.” 

“I have spoken… with people at the highest level of intelligence. And I asked them the question, ‘Does it work? Does torture work?’ And the answer was, ‘Yes,…

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