National Newswatch

Scott Brison, the veteran Nova Scotia MP and former Treasury Board president who resigned from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet earlier this month, is seeking standing in a hearing in Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s criminal case in a bid to “protect against unmerited intrusions into his privacy.”

A lawyer representing Brison filed an application dated Jan. 25, 2019, requesting standing at the hearing, which is reviewing a request by Norman’s defence team for a number of documents the government has deemed classified but which Norman’s lawyers contend they need in order to mount his defence. The hearing sat for five days in December, and continues on Tuesday for three days. If granted standing, Brison’s lawyers would be able to make submissions and arguments on matters that arise during the hearing which bear on Brison’s interests.

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