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The Afghan detainee document negotiations apparently have come to a conclusion—a deal announced in the House just now—but the NDP is out, citing exemptions in the new deal. They will now put their own proposal to the House, the text of which is here.

The NDP’s claim is that the current deal “excludes legal documents and cabinet records from review, contrary to the intent of the Speaker’s ruling.” The Liberals are countering that such claims to exemption will be reviewed by the panel of jurists.

More to follow, perhaps once the text of the deal is available.