The Toronto Star has posted a story on the possibly embarrassing tapes alleged to be of embattled Natural Resources minister Lisa Raitt.
Particularly interesting, the Star reports not only does someone want the tapes kept secret, but the person seeking the injunction also wants THEIR OWN IDENTITY kept secret. That seems to me a pretty unusual request, one the judge will need to weigh very closely against the public's right to know.
Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Gerald Moir is sitting in an emergency hearing to hear arguments on an injunction motion by the as-yet unnamed applicant who is also seeking an order of confidentiality or publication ban. Such an order could block any publication of the identity of the applicant seeking to stop the newspaper from publishing, said spokesman John Piccolo.The case is due to be heard in a Halifax court this afternoon.
An order of confidentiality, if granted, could also potentially seal the exhibits or entire file, he said.
I'm on a train now on my way to Ottawa, and I plan to attend question period this afternoon. It occurs to me any injunctions might not apply under the privlege of the Commons chamber. What say you, legal eagles?
Either way, an interesting day shaping up... Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers