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Canada signs new prisoner transfer agreement

Updated Thu. May. 3 2007 5:29 PM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

Canadian officials have signed a new prisoner-transfer agreement with Afghanistan, government lawyers confirmed Thursday.

The Conservative government has been on the defensive after allegations surfaced that detainees were tortured after being released from Canadian care.

Thursday's developments have delayed a court proceeding by Amnesty International and the B.C. Civil Liberties Union.

The human rights groups had planned to ask a federal judge to grant an injunction that would halt the transfer of Afghan detainees from Canadian custody to local authorities until proper monitoring measures were in place.

However, government lawyers filed an affidavit this morning before proceedings began, assuring the court that the new deal does just that.
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNe...tainee_humanrights_070503/20070503?hub=Canada

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....now about the GHG bill.......
 

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It appears that minority governments often reach reasonable compromises.

Unfortunately the opposition that often props up the minority government has the best ideas, but the government gets credit for them. It's too early to see if that is what is happening federally now.
 

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HowEver--who is providing the best ideas now?
It appears that minority governments often reach reasonable compromises.

Unfortunately the opposition that often props up the minority government has the best ideas, but the government gets credit for them. It's too early to see if that is what is happening federally now.
 

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That clarifies it. I thought you were saying that it was too early to see if the federal government was getting credit, not that you didn't know if any ideas were being presented.
 
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