Seriously. This move has to make almost any Canadian suspect of their motives.
Government lawyers filed an application Friday to halt the investigation, saying the commission does not have jurisdiction to probe the complaints.
"(The) transfer of detainees is a military operation which does not form part of the 'policing duties and functions' for which the MPCC has oversight,'" the application states.
When the head of the Commission thinks there is something missing...there probably is!
MPCC chair Peter Tinsley had ordered that public hearings be held in the complaint, saying that government officials had not been entirely forthcoming in handing over relevant documents.
By launching public hearings, Tinsley would have the legal power to subpoena those documents.