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U.S. President Donald Trump recently reflected publicly on the issue of torture as a tool for interrogation. He claims that "it works." As health-care providers who work with torture survivors, we feel compelled to outline evidence that refutes president Trump's contention and highlight the horrific consequences to survivors.
How would you feel if someone told you that every one of your paycheques was being used to support war crimes and keep the companies accused of these atrocities rolling in lucrative business? And how would you feel if you lived off the avails of torture and bloodshed through the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), upon your long-awaited retirement after paying into it? This appears to be our dirty little secret, that Canadians enjoy prosperity at the unethical demise of others.