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Monday, 10 December 2012
Reported Elsewhere: Top court asked to settle battle over Tommy Douglas intelligence dossier
Dec 9, 2012
OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada is being asked to settle a seven-year battle to lift the shroud of secrecy over a decades-old intelligence dossier on socialist trailblazer Tommy Douglas.
Jim Bronskill, a reporter with The Canadian Press, is seeking leave to appeal the case to the country’s highest court.
At stake is more than simply gaining access to the intelligence file compiled on the late Douglas, according to Bronskill’s lawyer.
In essence, the top court is being asked to be the final arbiter on whether national security should trump the public’s right to see historical documents. Read full story
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