Law and information groups challenge 'far-reaching' retroactive Conservative law..

OTTAWA — A retroactive Conservative law buried in last spring's omnibus budget bill fundamentally undermines the rule of law and government access-to-information systems across Canada, according to court submissions in a paused constitutional challenge.

Twelve of Canada's 13 provincial and territorial information commissioners, as well as the Criminal Lawyers' Association, are seeking intervener status in the case, which challenges the former government's unprecedented rewrite of an old law to get the RCMP and any other government official off the hook for illegally destroying long gun registry records.

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