Mr. Martin said last week that he was only following Judge Gomery's wishes in receiving the report first. But Judge Gomery has made it clear that the final decision rested with Mr. Martin.
In response to a letter from all three opposition parties, Judge Gomery said all 6,000 copies of his report belonged to the Government of Canada as of 6 p.m. EST Monday.
"The commission did not and does not plan to submit its report to the Prime Minister," Judge Gomery wrote in a letter earlier Monday.
"From (6 p.m.) on, the commission no longer owns the report and has no control over how it may be dealt with. Subsequent decisions about the tabling, public release and distribution of the report are the responsibility of the government....
"I am suggesting that careful consideration be given to the request (for opposition parties to receive the report Monday night)."
Every day I develop more and more respect for King Paul. He lies right to our faces and we let him. We don't deserve better government. We don't deserve not to be taken out back and shot.