Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Well, Okay

I'm not quite sure how this will work out. Lots of opportunity for a media gong-show to break out. And this

....on the issue of Afghan detainees, and whether the government was aware of the risk of their torture after being handed over by Canadian troops, it's expected that Liberals will be working with New Democrats and the Bloc Québécois to keep the conversation alive. a bit fraught. For example, statements made in any ad hoc committee would not be subject to parliamentary privilege. That is, someone could get sued. Since the Tories have sent staffers to watch committee meetings they've boycotted, you can be sure they'll have someone on hand to monitoring the proceedings here.


Greg Fingas said...

Yikes. I certainly hope the Libs - and the other opposition parties - aren't this fearful of their own shadow.

Just so we're clear: media attention is a good thing for the opposition's efforts to call attention to Harper's contempt for democracy. And "the Cons might not like this" is a reason to think something's a good idea, not reason to cower in the corner.

Mark Richard Francis said...

And what would Discovery in a lawsuit entitle the defendants to?

Documents Harper doesn't want handed over.

Of course, a lawsuit would muzzle the defendants.