Maher Arar speaks about the erosion of human rights in Canada

Posted: March 24, 2009 in Uncategorized

Maher Arar knows about the decline in human rights in Canada if anyone does. Fortunately, he lived to tell the tale of his arrest and “extraoridinary rendition” by the US to Syria where he was imprisoned and tortured in 2002 — and to hold the Canadian government accountable for the despicable role it played.

In this video, produced by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Mr. Arar speaks about the fragility of our rights, the dangers of allowing deeper integration with the US to trump human rights, and the need for meaningful oversight of CSIS and the RCMP if we are to restore Canadas tarnished reputation for promoting human rights both at home and around the globe.

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