OTTAWA—Attorneys for Vice-Admiral Mark Norman and the federal authorities are again in courtroom preventing over dozens of paperwork, together with memos to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from the nation’s prime bureaucrat, Michael Wernick.
The federal government desires to maintain that memo and quite a few different paperwork secret, saying they symbolize authorized recommendation and are lined by solicitor-client privilege.
Norman’s authorized workforce says federal attorneys have utilized solicitor-client privilege too broadly, additionally noting that neither Trudeau nor Wernick are attorneys.
Justice Heather Perkins-McVey will decide whether or not the privilege has been correctly utilized and, in that case, whether or not the paperwork ought to nonetheless be disclosed to make sure Norman will get a good trial.
Norman’s authorized workforce imagine the paperwork will enhance their case for why the breach-of-trust cost towards Norman has been tainted by political interference and will due to this fact be tossed.