Since those who missed what happened before the gathered throng headed off in camera again a quick update.
They are back in camera! Once again the public are excluded.
The latest and current in camera session is scheduled until 15:50 (3:30 pm Wednesday 15 August ’07). Arguments are being made as to whether Ron Leroux is fit to resume his cross-examination. To my knowledge the only one arguing to keep Ron from returning is Pradeen Shand, Ron’s recently assigned Ottawa-based lawyer. I don’t beleive there is a soul who concurs.
And yes, Justice Glaude did read the Nadler letters. He tried to minimize the “explosive” nature of their content by urging “caution” on “language and rhetoric” of one and al and suggested they err on the side of caution rather than “tantalize the public.” With that he said he had decided to go in camera.
There was not one boo of opposition from the ranks of the gathered throng at this “public”inquiry – most if not all well-paid from the public purse! – to be heard.
And away they went.
We will get some kind of recap on the proceedings from Justice Glaude when they return.
I do believe those letters should be put into the public domain. The public has been and is well “tantalized.” The look on the faces of the gathered throng and the tenor of their voices was suffice to tantalize. Some I know like to grandstand. But, this seemed a wee bit different than the usual grandstanding. If, as Glaude implies, there is nothing too profound in the letters then all the more reason to alleviate their concerns and lift the seal of confidentiality – let the public who foot the bills at this “public” inquiry in on the secrets so they can deduce what’s going on in there for themselves.
For now, it’s back on air around 15:50 hours.