What they should have known

The Harper government is once more seeking to limit the purview of the Military Police Complaints Commission.

The federal government already argued successfully in 2009 that the findings should be limited to what military cops knew or could be reasonably expected to know, but now Ottawa is challenging the definition of what the military police should have known. The federal government wants to narrow the definition so that it includes only information the military police would have physically possessed — such as being copied on an email — instead of what they may have been able to find out by asking questions.

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