Iacobucci to decide

The Justice Minister has asked Frank Iacobucci, the former Supreme Court justice, to review documents relevant to the Afghan detainee issue and decide which can be turned over to the Parliament*.

The opposition seems unpersuaded. Jack Layton noted during Question Period this morning that Mr. Iacobucci would be reporting to the Justice Minister. Dominic LeBlanc asked why the government didn’t go further and ask Mr. Iacobucci to lead a full inquiry. Meanwhile, Derek Lee notes that the government already has, or should have, officials capable of deciding which documents can be released.

*This sentence originally indicated the documents would be turned over to the opposition. That was incorrect and misleading.