Hearings resume at 0930 hours (9:30 am) this morning, Thursday, 22 January 2009. Shelley Hallettwill be back on the stand to resume cross-examination by Michael Neville. I believe Hallett will be on the stand until well into the afternoon.
Friends were good enough to take me along to Cornwall yesterday to sit in the day’s hearings. An early early morning departure to avert heavy traffic on the Queensway and – back home around 9:30 pm. A long day. We left the Weave Shed at 6 pm, after Hallett was finished for the day and before the 7 pm ODE to Jeannine Seguin (Overview of Documentary Evidence). A bite to eat and we hit the road, my friends adding a full hour to their trip to deposit me at my door step. Very much appreciated 🙂 Thank you.
I posted the media from yesterday. Check New to the Site on the Home page. The transcript isn’t posted on the Cornwall Public Inquiry website yet. Will nab it later this morning.
It’s always interesting to get into the Weave Shed in person. It never ceases to amaze that people really don’t look at all like they do on the webcast. I think I have most sorted out now, but the first couple of times I went in over the past years I was shocked to discover I barley recognized a soul. With six days to go I know them to see them!
Shelley Hallett is holding her own. I think she will be on the stand until at least mid afternoon.
Crown attorney Lidia Narozniak was in the bleachers for a short spell yesterday. She will be sworn in after Hallett. What time that will be I have no idea but, as I said earlier, I think it will be well inot the afternoon.
I think I heard that Narozniak hopes to be wrapped up by 1 pm Friday. I don’t think that will happen. Even with the extra hearing time in the evenings things are running well behind schedule.
The gathered throng is seeking a one month extension to the Attorney General imposed submission deadline. If granted written submissions would be due 20 March 2009 vs the current deadline of 19 February 2009, and aural submissions would be due 27 March 2009 vs the current 27 February 2009.
While I may not agree with the thrust most of those submissions will take I do think that is a reasonable request. There is a mountain of papers to sieve through.
I am suddenly tired +++ . Must call it a day right now
Enough for now,