Matthew Behrens

Matthew Behrens is a freelance writer and social justice advocate who coordinates the Homes not Bombs non-violent direct action network. His column "Taking Liberties" examines connections between national security and civil liberties. Behrens has worked closely with the targets of Canadian and U.S. "national security" profiling for many years.

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Jun 20, 2018
Minister Chrystia Freeland outlines Canada's foreign policy objectives during a speech in the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO

Canada's diplomat of the year fails the torture test

Matthew Behrens
It is unlikely that Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will be up for the challenge of obeying the prohibition on torture and the international rules-based order that she hails when accepting awards.

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