11:35 am. About an hour-and-a-half of business and things are wrapped up for the day!
Arguments to and fro about an OPP Freedom of Information request and Justice Glaude’s jurisdiction or lack thereof in the matter. I missed the beginning of arguments but it seems this particular FOI relates to lawyers from Ledroit Beckett attempting to access information for a civil action it has launched on behalf of a member of the Victim’s Group. The documents are already in possession of parties at the inquiry, but all parties privy to those have signed undertakings to keep mum about the contents of every document which commission has classified as confidential or carries a publication ban etc. The only way for anyone to utilize that material therefore is to file a FOI request and attempt to acquire the documents apart from the inquiry.
The general consesus at the Weave Shed seems to be that disclosure can proceed and that the documents will be heavily redacted, even more so than those at the Weave Shed are.
Justice Glaude will ponder the matter and has reserved his decision to a future date.
Hearings resume at 09:30 am tomorrow. Andre Bissonnette will take the stand.
My computer is groaning and overheating. I’ve had a time and half getting and keeping it up and running. I finally set up a fan which allowed me to tune in to this morning’s hearings – a little late but I finally managed to access the link and stay tuned. I didn’t dare try to do another thing :(.
So, I will wait until after tomorrow’s hearings to look at a computer fix-up. Meanwhile I will do what I can, but I must say that all day yesterday when I tried to do any wordprocessing at all everything crashed.
For the moment I will simply post this blog. Once it’s up I will try to come back to link to New to the Site etc. If the links are there things are going better than expected 🙂
Enough for now,