DPF wonders why the government is getting a second opinion on compensation for David Bain, after having sought an extensive review by Canadian Judge Justice Ian Binnie. Is it the money? The unpopularity of compensating Bain? Issues with the quality of the report?
Here’s my guess. Justice Binnie’s report finds that the police and the Justice Ministry acted unethically and incompetently in investigating and prosecuting Bain, and the heads of these organisations are collectively losing their shit over the findings and warning their Minister that the report will be ‘bad for the country’ because it will undermine public confidence in the justice system. The second opinion is about diluting the first report.