This week, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed with the Harper regime that several Canadian citizens detained and tortured in developing countries based on advice passed to the Americans from the Canadian secret police services have very limited rights to seek restitution from the government for the abuse they suffered. Abdullah Almalki, Muayyed Nureddin, and Ahmed El-Maati suffered in circumstances roughly similar to those of the better-known Maher Arar, and were subsequently cleared of any links to terrorism by an official inquiry.
Reference to this inquiry, by retired judge Frank Iacobucci, is made in the news coverage. What is not mentioned is that it is now virtually impossible to find this report anymore. If you go to its former domain name, IacobucciInquiry.ca, you are instead bombarded by advertisements for a male sex toy product called the Fleshlight. Presumably this reflects the work of an opportunistic vulture with no ties to the Conservative Party, though of course one can never be sure about these things.Tweet