Government given two weeks to release detainee documents

Speaker sends MPs back to committee break impasse

House of Commons Speaker Peter Milliken has ruled the government must turn over uncensored versions of documents related to the transfer of Afghan detainees. Milliken has sent government and opposition MPs back to Parliament’s Afghanistan committee, giving them two weeks to work out an agreement under which the secrecy of the documents can be assured. Should they fail to come to an agreement allowing for the release of the documents, Milliken said he could find the government in contempt of Parliament.

Toronto Star

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