Public Eye has learned British Columbia's attorney general is seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada a ruling that would see two Crown prosecutors testify in the Frank Paul inquiry. The commission is looking into why the prosecutors didn't lay charges against police in Mr. Paul's death. The British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled on July 23 that the principle of prosecutorial independence wouldn't prevent the commission from compelling that testimony.
In an interview with Public Eye, criminal justice branch spokesperson Neil MacKenzie stated, "The branch analyzed the decision of the court of appeal and felt that it raised issues of sufficient national importance that the branch felt it appropriate to seek leave to appeal."
That leave was filed on September 29.