House of Commons Committee to Consider Detainee Fracas
A special House of Commons committee will conduct a wide-ranging investigation into the handling of Afghan prisoners – including whether senior officials knew about the risk of torture in Kandahar jails and whether there was an attempted coverup. The Liberals, NDP and Bloc Quebecois teamed up (28 Oct 09) behind closed doors to launch the probe …. The committee, like other Commons bodies, has the power to issue subpoenas. Hearings could begin as early as next week.
Here’s the agenda of the meeting where this happened – pretty detailed, eh?
Based on this, and the general nature of the minutes from previous sessions, one has to wonder how transparent this exercise is going to be.