Peace, order and good government, eh?: Work-arounds

Before Justice Dennis O’Connor had even finished his final report on the Maher Arar case, officials in Paul Martin’s government were meeting with their American counterparts to determine how they could make a key portion of O’Connor’s recommendations irrelevant. Writing at Prism, Jeff Sallot has an article based on an American diplomatic cable that was ...

Peace, order and good government, eh?: A time to speak up, a time to shut up

Someone should remind the Syrian charge d’affairs that Syria was invited to participate in the O’Connor Inquiry that examined the details surrounding the rendition and detention of Maher Arar. At the time the Syrians had nothing to say on the subject. They should probably keep it that way. And that’s about as diplomatic a spin ...