Score one for transparency

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It was reported back in December that the federal government was refusing to release millions of documents pertaining to the old Indian residential schools system to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In part, the feds were reserving to themselves the right to decide what is or isn't relevant without bothering to explain what they meant by the term. The courts have now decided it's all relevant.

An Ontario judge has ruled the federal government is obligated to provide the up to five million records in its files on Indian residential schools to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The judge says the feds have an obligation to do so under the agreement that established the commission.

Perhaps we can get the same judge to rule on Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page's requests for information.

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