Day 15 of 14 (II) -

Day 15 of 14 (II)


I was otherwise engaged (sketch momentarily), but the parties apparently emerged from their latest round of negotiations with some kind of progress to report. Canadian Press seems to have the scoop.

Details have not yet been hammered out but sources say all parties are now willing to let a neutral judge or panel of experts vet which documents can be safely disclosed publicly without jeopardizing national security.

New Democrat negotiators had wanted MPs themselves to make that determination. But they got no backing for that position from either the Liberals or Bloc Quebecois, much less the governing Conservatives. Sources say the NDP now appears willing to go along with the consensus of the other parties.