The Canadian Press

2010-04-27 | Afghan Canada Documents

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The speaker of the House of Commons ruled against the Harper government in a precedent-setting decision. Peter Milliken ruled April 27th that the government's refusal to hand over uncensored documents on Afghan detainees to opposition MP's violated the privileges of members of the Commons. The documents at issue were believed to contain information related to the alleged torture of prisoners transferred to Afghan authorities by Canadian soldiers. (On June 17th, Milliken gave his seal of approval to a multi-party deal that would give select MPs access to thousands of sensitive Afghan detainee documents. The NDP was not part of the deal after it walked out of last-ditch negotiations.)

Date: 2010-04-27
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

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