Mr. Speaker, the minister referred to solicitor-client privilege as justification for refusing to hand over all documents. He said that the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled repeatedly on the issue of solicitor-client privilege.
Who is the client in this case? It is the Minister of National Defence himself.
The Supreme Court has never issued a ruling ordering a minister of the Crown to stop investigations that are in the public interest. So why is the minister hiding behind an excuse that simply does not hold water?