This was during the bad old days before, per earlier post, Knight had observed, "Nowadays, the law has become more important than the facts."
Imagine that one faithful day of reckoning, when the guys in white are marched up one by one to the guillotine, in the fashion of the French Revolution finale. Should the Minister without portfolio in the Prime Minister's office escape the chopping block because he has so many secret stories to tell, while sacrificing the neophyte who rode into parliament on the coattails of someone senior as she stomps and screams "I don't know what to say" all the way to be the nasty end?
Nominated MP Laurean Lien reminded the House that "every human life is precious". He said, "It is not just about our criminal justice system, ... it is also about the type of society that we want to build - a society that values every person and every human life, and one that doesn't give up on its people." Those that gave up on us - housing, transportation, jobs, education, healthcare - will be getting their just deserts one day.