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What exactly is Justin Trudeau trying to hide when it comes to the firing of two scientists from our national microbiology lab?
On Wednesday, the Trudeau government filed a lawsuit against the Speaker of the House of Commons in Federal Court.
The reason for the lawsuit is to have the court issue an order sealing documents demanded by the House through a vote earlier this month.
The Commons committee on Canada-China relations has been asking for documents related to the firing of Dr. Xiangguo Qiu and her husband, Keding Cheng from the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.
The pair, along with a group of students from China, were escorted out of the lab in July 2019 and their security clearance was revoked.
At that point little was said, but eventually it became clear that CSIS and the RCMP had been involved in an investigation.
In January 2021, it was revealed that the pair were fired after an intervention from CSIS.While still at the lab, Dr. Qiu was involved in shipping samples of the Ebola and Henipah viruses to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.
There was also the sharing of other information between the lab the Wuhan Institute.
This week the National Post reported Dr. Qiu is listed as one of the inventors on two patents filed in Beijing by the Chinese government in 2017 and 2019 related to the Ebola and Marburg viruses.
It is illegal for Canadian civil servants to file a patent outside the country without permission from the minister they report to.
There are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding these two former civil servants, questions the government clearly doesn’t want to answer.
After ignoring several requests from the committee to turn over documents, the House of Commons voted last week to order the papers released.
When the government refused once again the Commons did something not seen since 1913, summoning civil servant Iain Stewart, the president of the Public Health Agency of Canada, to be denounced by the House and to hear the demand for the papers once again.
After refusing to follow the will of Parliament, the Trudeau Liberals are taking Parliament itself and the Speaker to court to keep these documents secret.
The government’s claim is that they can’t release the documents due to national security concerns, but that doesn’t hold water.
The committee asked for the papers to be turned over to the Commons Law Clerk who would ensure sensitive information was removed before the documents were released to the committee behind closed doors.
This would not result in documents related to national security being posted on a website, but the government still fights to keep everything secret.
Back in 2009 when MPs wanted documents related to Taliban prisoners in Afghanistan, Trudeau rejected the government releasing only partial information.
“Bits of blacked-out documents with key information missing are not disclosure. Non-answers in the House are not disclosure. Rhetorical personal attacks are not disclosure. We need to get at the truth,” Justin Trudeau thundered in the Commons.
In that case, a compromise was reached where MPs from each party were granted access to the full documents and could then decide what could be released and what was too sensitive during an ongoing war.
The Trudeau Liberals aren’t looking for compromise, they aren’t looking to work with elected officials.
In going to court, the Trudeau government is showing that they want to reject the will of Parliament, to rule without oversight and trample on the longstanding rights and privileges of MPs.
If the judge hearing the case knows anything about the law, he’ll reject the government’s request and send the issue back to the Commons where it belongs.