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A test of patience


The Canadian Press gets the latest news, such as it is, from the Afghan detainee document review.

The committee — made up of Conservative, Liberal and Bloc Quebecois MPs — has been poring over documents since early July. But a three-member panel of independent arbiters has yet to authorize public disclosure of any information…

Bryon Wilfert, one of two Liberal MPs on the committee, says there’s no indication the panel will become an obstacle to the eventual release of documents. “Just say that it’s a work in progress,” he said. “Although it’s not as fast as maybe we would like, it’s working well. There’s good faith all around, both with all the members of the ad hoc committee and with the arbiters.”