The Arar Inquiry – September 13, 2005 (Part 1 of 3)

Inquiries on CPAC

The Arar Inquiry – September 13, 2005 (Part 1 of 3)

The Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar

The Commission hears oral closing submissions. Barbara A. McIsaac (on behalf of the Attorney General of Canada) defends the actions the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) during the various phases of Mr. Arar’s ordeal. There is discussion of Canadian agencies’ willingness to partake in intelligence obtained by torture, both in Mr. Arar’s specific case and in hypothetical ‘ticking bomb’ scenarios.