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Solicitor-Client Privilege v. Parliamentary Privilege

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There is apparently some disagreement over a rather crucial point as the parties near the deadline for a final agreement on Afghan detainee documents.

The Tory-authored proposal, obtained by CTV News, asks the other parties to agree that records “subject to solicitor-client privilege” are a class of “information that the Parliament of Canada has long recognized [is] not necessary or appropriate for the purpose of holding the government to account.”

… One senior MP familiar with negotiations said all opposition parties have rejected seven paragraphs of preamble the Tories want to insert in the document deal – a section that includes the proposed exemption.