Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ok Riddle Me This

The Star Phoenix in its scathing editorial against the NDP this morning wrote glowingly about the documents deal:
The deal to which the NDP so vehemently objects allows members of the three signatory parties to see any documents deemed relevant. If there is concern about cabinet confidentiality, solicitor-client privilege or national security, the documents will be forwarded to a special panel to arbitrate what can be made public and how that should be done.
It seems to me the Star Phoenix is dissembling somewhat. My understanding is that the term "made public" means shown to the committee of MP's. So, if the government can prove something is a cabinet document, it will never be viewed by anyone. Am I wrong, or is the corporate press just covering for its friends?
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1 comment:

  1. As far as I can tell, you're absolutely right. But do you expect accurate information from a column which actually accepts without question the insane spin that showing documents to a small number of MPs who are sworn to secrecy will "put the lives of Canadian troops in peril"?