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Opposition MPs on Access Committee may boycott meetings after Tories demand that CBC produce documents

By Tim Naumetz      

'I’ve asked for legal opinion, we’ll make that legal opinion public and once we have that legal opinion we’ll know what kind of steps we can take and whether to participate in this study,' says NDP MP Charlie Angus.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The Commons committee holding Conservative-dominated hearings into a Federal Court battle between the CBC and Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault is poised to disintegrate into a one-sided government inquiry. The dispute, and a potential boycott by the opposition, centres on a controversial demand from the Conservative majority on the Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics committee that the CBC provide it with hundreds of documents at the centre of the court action.

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