Oops, redux

Canadian Press explains Le Devoir’s scoop for we anglophones.

The misplaced documents that got Maxime Bernier booted from cabinet last year contained a treasure trove of sensitive information, according to a newspaper report today. Details of the documents were revealed in a report by Montreal’s Le Devoir newspaper titled: “A mine of crucial information for the enemy”…

The newspaper says it received heavily redacted copies of the material through the Access to Information Act. Still, in the parts that weren’t blacked out, the newspaper says the documents contain information about — among other things — missile-defence systems, NATO’s expansion to the Balkans, Afghan prisoners, arms control in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the presence of al-Qaeda in Pakistan.

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