1. Do ministers and public servants owe the state (and indirectly its citizens) a duty to act in accordance with law, including the state's constitution and statutes?
2. If they do, does this mean they must act in ways that they themselves reasonably believe are in accordance with law?
3. To whom do public servants owe their duty of loyal service?
4. To whom does the solicitor-client privilege relating to legal advice given by the Department of Justice belong? (That is, who is actually the client?)
5. Do ministers and public servants owe the state (and indirectly its citizens) a duty to interpret legislation reasonably and in good faith, seeking to implement it in accordance with its best meaning?
6. If ministers or senior public servants fail to respond reasonably to concerns raised about the legality of their actions, do they forfeit their claim to be acting in good faith?
7. Does the Attorney General of Canada, as the chief litigation officer of the state, owe Canada (and indirectly its citizens) a duty to act in their interests where these may differ from the interests of a particular minister or officer of the state?
8. If this duty exists, what measures or mechanisms are available to see that the Attorney General performs his/her duty to Canada and its citizens, rather than automatically defending the actions of the minister or officer?
9. Where a public servant reasonably seeks clarification of statutory duties that fall on him/her by reason of his/her employment in the public service, why should the costs of obtaining such clarification not be borne by the employer?