CPAC

Inquiries on CPAC

Loading video...

Inquiries on CPAC - The Air India Inquiry – March 6, 2007 (Part 3 of 3)


Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182

Witness: Geoffrey O’Brien

Jacques Shore (Counsel for the Air India Victims’ Families Association) continues his cross-examination of Geoffrey O’Brien, an employee in various capacities with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) since its creation in 1984. There is persistent questioning by Mr. Shore about morale among CSIS and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) personnel following CSIS’s creation and the effects of poor morale on the operations of CSIS and the RCMP. Mr. O’Brien admits to problems with morale but refrains from making a definitive statement about their effects on CSIS and RCMP operations. Under cross-examination by Tracey McCann (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada), Mr. O’Brien explains different thresholds for CSIS and law enforcement agencies, such as the RCMP, with respect to the obtaining of warrants for wiretaps. A lengthy discussion ensues among Ms. McCann, the Commissioner, and Mr. O’Brien about how to interpret comments made by Canada’s solicitor general in 1984 concerning the use of CSIS’s intelligence in criminal investigations and prosecutions.


more less

Related Videos

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

National Defence -...

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson discusses various issues including officer safety, crisis intervention and de-escalation training, vacancies...

In Committee From The House Of Commons

Public Accounts -...

Auditor General Michael Ferguson presents his office's audit of the Beyond the Border Action Plan. The plan is a joint long-term...

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

National Defence -...

Three groups that represent RCMP members appear at the committee. The following witnesses discuss some of the workplace issues affecting...

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Banking, Trade and...

Conservative Senator Donald Plett presents his bill to ensure that contractors and sub-contractors on federal government construction...