DOS Cable re: Canada Responds Positively to White House Announcement on Detainees

State Department cable concerning the Canadian Prime Minister statement on the U.S. agreement to treat detainees in accordance with Geneva conventions. The cable is heavily redacted.

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Friday, February 8, 2002
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/08/2012
TAGS: PTER, KWAC, PREL, CA, AF
SUBJECT: CANADA RESPONDS POSITIVELY TO WHITE HOUSE
ANNOUNCEMENT ON DETAINEES

REF: (A) STATE 24988 (B) OTTAWA 307 (NOTAL)

CLASSIFIED BY: POLITICAL MINISTER COUNSELOR PATRICK DEL VECCHIO,
REASONS 1.5 (B) AND (D).

1. (C) AFTER TWO WEEKS OF INTENSIVE DEBATE IN CANADA OVER THE

STATUS OF DETAINEES IN AFGHANISTAN/GUANTANAMO BAY, CANADIAN
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REVIEW AUTHORITY: SHARON E AHMAD DOS-002020

DATE/CASE ID: 03 NOV 2004 200303827

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GOVERNMENT LEADERS SEIZED ON THE FEBRUARY 7 WHITE HOUSE
ANNOUNCEMENT (REF. A) AS SATISFYING INTERNATIONAL LEGAL
STANDARDS. PRIME MINISTER JEAN CHRETIEN TOLD REPORTERS THAT
PRESSURE FROM THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT HAD SWAYED THE USG TO
"FOLLOW THE GENEVA CONVENTION." DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER JOHN
MANLEY, IN RESPONSE TO CRITICISM FROM BLOC QUEBECOIS MPS IN
THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, SAID THAT "WE HAVE THE CLARIFICATION WE
REQUESTED" FROM THE USG. EMBATTLED DEFENSE MINISTER ART
EGGLETON - WHO FACES A 4-WEEK COMMONS INQUIRY OVER HIS
CONFLICTING STATEMENTS ON THE TIMING OF DETENTIONS BY
CANADIAN FORCES - TOLD REPORTERS THAT "MR. BUSH HAS MADE IT
CLEAR THAT THEY ARE ABIDING BY THE GENEVA CONVENTION, AND
THAT'S ALL WE WANTED."

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