Er, so what's been the hold up? - Macleans.ca

Er, so what’s been the hold up?

by

After months of acrimony and government objection, the Public Safety Minister emerges from the Conservative caucus today with this.

After the Tory caucus meeting, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews told reporters there are similar processes in place in the United States that could work here.

“Opposition parties and members are entitled to see documents but of course they have to maintain secrecy in respect to those documents,” he said. “Anyone who is given those types of documents would in fact have to maintain secrecy in accordance with the law.”

Mr. Toews added: “I’m actually quite looking forward to some kind of a compromise that follows from the Speaker’s ruling. I think the Speaker put the issues out there and I think that everyone now knows what the issues are and how we deal with that.”

More from Mr. Toews here.