[ICS (webmaster) — Here is some additional information, relevant to the above:
¶ The Inquiry transcript has 16,816 pages, and one copy is priced at 15¢ per page, plus 15% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax). Thus, one — just one — complete copy of the Inquiry transcript costs $2900.76.
¶ The Trial transcript has 6,719 pages, and one copy is priced at 25¢ per page, plus 15%. Thus, one complete copy of the Trial transcript costs $1931.71.
¶ One copy of the two transcripts is available to anyone who is willing and able to pay $4832.47. I have been told that all I have to do is go to the nearest public library, and read the library copy. The difficulty with this is, no public library I know of has been willing to allocate $4832.47 from its meagre budget to buy a copy of these documents.
¶ Keep in mind that, even after you have bought a copy, you are legally prohibited from making a copy, even of a single page, for any purpose.
¶ These are so-called "public documents." Everyone says these are public documents. But they are available only to those people who are willing and able to pay these prices. So much for the Nova Scotia Government's understanding of what a "public document" is, or should be.