Junior MacKay's response to the matter is therefore inappropriately absolute. He can't be as certain as he is here. Foreign Affairs even had to seek assurances that none of those executed were handed over by Canada:
Canadian Defence Minister Peter MacKay insisted there is no connection between Canada and the executions, pointing to the detainee agreement between Ottawa and Kabul. “We have always made it clear in the agreement, both the old one and the new one, that there are to be no executions,” Mr. MacKay told The Globe and Mail.Just because "we've been very clear" to the Aghans doesn't mean detainees handed over by us weren't executed. MacKay has no way of proving they weren't, other than the assurances of the Afghan ambassador to Canada. (And by the way, the new agreement does not mention executions, contrary to Junior's assertion.) They keep painting this sunny, everything's A-OK picture...it's just bizarre.
He indicated the question of capital punishment is for the Afghans to decide.
“We've been very clear as a country where we stand on the issue of capital punishment. … This is a policy decision for Afghanistan.”