Judge backs out of testifying in secret on access to information bill
By Samantha Wright AllenNov. 8, 2018
Tax Court Chief Justice Eugene Rossiter was supposed to testify behind closed doors before a Senate committee on the morning of Nov. 8 on Bill C-58.
Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu said it's 'unfortunate' the Senate committee studying Bill C-58 won't hear from a very important witness after the Tax Court chief justice backed out of closed-door testimony on Nov. 8. The Hill Times file photograph
A judge has backed out of testifying in secret in a meeting to discuss proposed changes to the Access to Information Act, following media reports that the rare closed-door testimony would take place.
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