All posts tagged Afghan detainee controversy

Has the federal government’s ethics program failed?

As 2013 comes to a close, it is  time to take stock of the state of the federal government. It  has been a year of years, with the Senate Scandal dominating. It wasn’t the only story involving dodgy ethics, either. Former Justice Canada lawyer Edgar Schmidt was pushed out of the Department for challenging a […]

The Afghan detainee scandal dies, while petty scandals are given full inquiries

About two weeks ago, with hardly anyone noticing, the federal government announced that it was ending the review of Afghan detainee documents. This essentially brings the scandal to an end. The review of documents was initiated after whistleblower and diplomat Richard Colvin testified in Parliamentary committee that senior government officials knew that Afghan prisoners of […]

Afghan detainee issue goes international

This story hardly got any notice when it appeared in The Star almost two weeks ago, when the election was entering its home stretch. But it should have, because there is the potential that elected officials, bureaucrats and soldiers could end up in the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The court is getting impatient […]