During his testimony Tuesday, Zaccardelli said he misspoke in earlier testimony to a parliamentary committee investigating the Arar case on September 28. He admitted that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) [official website, English version] provided incorrect information [JURIST report] on Arar but stressed that the RCMP contacted US officials to correct the errors before Arar was deported to Syria. Zaccardelli told the committee Tuesday that the RCMP did not try to correct the erroneous information while Arar was still in the US, and he admitted that he did not know about the case until 2006. Zaccardelli's resignation is effective December 15. CBC News has more.
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