Title

Harjit Sajjan Accused of Downplaying Role in Afghan War in Attempt to Thwart Investigation by Watch Dog

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

5-1-2017

Source Publication

National Post

Description

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is being accused of falsely downplaying his role in Afghanistan in an attempt to thwart an investigation by the ethics commissioner, just days after he publicly apologized for falsely embellishing his role.

Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson questioned Sajjan regarding why he refused to open an investigation into the torture of Afghan detainees transferred by Canadian soldiers. Sajjan served as an intelligence officer in Afghanistan at the time and, were such an investigation to take place, he could potentially be called as a witness.