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CBC reluctant to turn over internal documents

Posted on November 18, 2011

e Globe and Mail The CBC has bowed to government demands that it turn over internal documents that a competing broadcaster had unsuccessfully tried to pry loose using access-to-information laws. Tory bid for CBC documents likely unlawful, lawyer says – Canada – CBC News Parliament’s top lawyer says Conservative MPs could be violating the Constitution if they force the CBC to turn over documents it says are protected under privacy law.

In Addition, CBC vows to turn over some – but not all – requested files to MPs – The Globe and Mail The CBC’s president says the public broadcaster will give some of the documents it has refused to release under access-to-information laws to a parliamentary committee that is demanding them – but it will also keep some of them sealed.