CSIS OK’d to share data despite torture risk

CBC News

The federal government has given Canada’s spy service the go-ahead to provide information to foreign agencies even when there is a “substantial risk” it will lead to torture, a newly released document shows.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews outlines instructions for sharing information in such cases in a four-page directive to Canadian Security Intelligence Service director Dick Fadden.

A copy of the July 2011 directive — secret until now — was released to The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.

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