Goodale Says He's `Encouraged' by Canada Talks on Release of Afghan Papers

Canadian lawmaker Ralph Goodale, house leader for the opposition Liberal Party, said he’s encouraged by talks with other parties to reach an accord on the viewing of confidential documents related to the treatment of Afghan detainees handed over to local forces.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper must reach an agreement with opposition parties on how to release the documents, the Speaker of the House of Commons ruled this week.

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