Letters obtained by CBC news show that Defence Minister Peter MacKay was unwilling to waive the government's right to solicitor-client privilege when it comes to the testimony of the military's one-time senior legal adviser, despite a request for it to do so from the House of Commons special committee on Afghanistan.If MacKay and Harper were really innocent in all this, you'd thing they would want to clear their names. But that's a big "if".
Last November, retired brigadier-general Ken Watkin, a former judge advocate general of the Canadian Forces, was called to testify before the committee as it investigated the Canadian government's handling of Afghan detainees.
During his committee appearance, Watkin refused to answer several questions on what he knew about the government's detainee policies, sparking a series of heated debates with MPs.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
So What are Stephen Harper and Peter MacKay Hiding This Time?
The CBC has recently learned that Peter Mackay is once again stonewalling the committee investigating the abuse of Afghan Detainees.