- Conservative Party of Canada; Prime Minister Stephen Harper; Defence Minister Peter MacKay
In November-December 2009, as Minister of Defence MacKay was involved with the Canadian Afghan detainee abuse scandal. He was well aware of the torture of Afghan prisoners handed over to Afghan officials after being arrested by Canadian soldiers.
Richard Colvin, a senior diplomat testified in November 2009 before the Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan that he began warning the government about torture in Afghanistan in May, 2006. MacKay admitted that "there were deficiencies in the arrangement of how we transfer detainees".
MacKay had earlier told the House of Commons there wasn't "a single incident" to prove allegations raised by diplomat Richard Colvin in 2006 and 2007.
For more information and evidence regarding the timeline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/pdf/further-evidence-special-committee.pdf
We, the undersigned, call on Defence Minister Peter MacKay to resign from cabinet over allegations that he knew suspected Taliban prisoners were tortured after being turned over to Afghan police by the Canadian military.
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