Sunday, May 30, 2010
The tories are trying to insert a loophole into an already agreed upon deal that averted a possible election. All sides agreed in principle to let a small panel of MP's have full and complete access. The Conservatives have gone the weasel route and inserted a paragraph that allows Ottawa to keep secret any records on detainees that can be linked to advice it received from government lawyers.
Paul Champ, a lawyer for Amnesty International, said, “The key to finding out why Canadian government officials and soldiers acted the way they did will be found in the legal opinions." If they can't look at how the opinions were weighed and what advice they got from their lawyers, then the whole process will have been rendered moot.
Just like the plot of a bad sci-fi movie, this was predictable.
Posted by karl knox
at 12:36 AM