25 June 2009

It's our money...

...how come we don't get to know about it...

Canada's top court is taking on another press freedom case involving the sponsorship scandal.

Ottawa is suing Groupe Polygone for $35-million, trying to recoup sponsorship money paid by the former Liberal government.

Justice Jean-Francois de Grandpre issued a gag order against the Globe last year when it reported Ottawa and Polygone were talking out of court.
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This isn't a conspiracy. It's the legal process. Courts usually don't like sensitive information getting out until after the matter has been resolved because it could have an influence on the procedures.

Neo Conservative said...

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you mean, like the recent mulroney inquisition... aka "barnum, bailey & schreiber"?

great "process" you've got there, huh?

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Cranky or Just A Crank said...

That's mostly bullshit Anon.

If kids, personal health issues or national security aren't involved, it is pretty much politcal connections used to avoid embarassment that keeps court proceedings secret.

At least in my experience of 18 years at the Bar (and quite a few other bars) that has been the case.

Anonymous said...

It's a process alright, the Liberanos steal our tax dollars, shovel them off the back of a truck in Quebec and the MSM does not think that there is a "story" there
Now if it involved an illeagly copied private conversation, That's NEWS! we would be cynical to suggest it's because theres Conservatives involved.
Cheers Bubba

Anonymous said...

how about liberals. that's why you don't hear about it. much like obama id we had a similar candidate in canada the msm would be humping his leg and any wrongs would be swept under the rug.

rabbit said...

The judge said that the press has no right to share a tip obtained from a source who wasn't supposed to leak the information.

If the U.S. had rules like that, Nixon would never have been impeached.

langmann said...

The judge said that the press has no right to share a tip obtained from a source who wasn't supposed to leak the information.

I seem to recall a certain tape recording of a certain cabinet minister whose opinions weren't meant for public consumption having her privacy revoked...

And as Neo points out, there's always Brian Mulroney media circus...

What double standard?

liberal supporter said...

I seem to recall a certain tape recording of a certain cabinet minister whose opinions weren't meant for public consumption having her privacy revoked...
That wasn't a court case with a publication ban.

And as Neo points out, there's always Brian Mulroney media circus...
That wasn't a court case with a publication ban.

What double standard?
Just your hyperpartisan one, where normal legal proceedings are attacked, along with all of our other institutions.

The difference, is that at the end of the court case, the ban is lifted. You are comparing situations that you'd prefer never ever came to light, such as Minister Raitt's flirtation with honesty.

Philanthropist said...

Criminal Liberal corruption swept under the rug, again.