It’s another win for the open court system in a high-profile terror trial.
Canada’s spy agency has lost a bid to hold a secret hearing, over its involvement in an investigation involving a couple who were later found guilty of terrorism charges.
Six media organizations, including CKNW, filed an application to prevent a secret, “in-camera” session from happening.
The judge has agreed, and has ruled the media and the public will be allowed to attend the hearing that is considering if the RCMP manipulated the couple into carrying out the bomb plot.
John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were found guilty for plotting to blow up the B.C. legislature on Canada Day 2013, but the convictions have been put on hold while their lawyers argue the pair was entrapped by police in an undercover sting.
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service wanted the hearing to be secret, arguing some of the information is so sensitive to national security that only lawyers for the service and the judge should hear it.