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June 10th, 2021

In Question Period Jack Harris, MP for St. John's East, asked about torture in Canadian Prisons

Experts say that the use of solitary confinement in Canadian prisons amounts to torture under international law.

Yesterday, the Public Safety Committee heard that the continued use of solitary confinement in Canadian Prisons amounts to torture under international law. Black and Indigenous people are severely over-represented in Canadian prisons as a result of more than a century of systemic racism, and are therefore more likely to be subjected to this torture. Lack of transparency, oversight and direction have allowed it to continue.

It must stop. Torture must stop. Systemic racism must stop.

When will this Liberal government end the state-sponsored torture of Canadian citizens in our prisons?

His answer was deeply disappointing you can watch it here.