Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Notice of a Public Hearing

Monday, April 20, 2009, 9:30 AM
Court 601, The Federal Court of Canada
701 West Georgia, Vancouver

What is this about?

This open hearing is in the Federal Court of Canada in Vancouver, before Chief Justice Allan Lutfy.

The hearing is part of an application for judicial review (Federal Court File T-680-08).

The application is for review of a decision of the Minister of National Defence to deny me information I requested under the Access to Information Act about prisoners taken by Canadian troops in Afghanistan. The information was sought for reassurance that Canada is complying with the Third Geneva Convention of 1949. The basis of the denial was that the information, if released, might "reasonably be expected" to be injurious to the defence of Canada or its allies.

The hearing is open to the public.