The Air India Inquiry – October 23, 2007 (Part 2 of 2)

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The Air India Inquiry – October 23, 2007 (Part 2 of 2)

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

Witnesses: Craig Hall, Jean Labbé

Craig Hall (Director of the National Security Committee of the Airline Pilots’ Association International (APAL)) and Jean Labbé (Security Coordinator for the National Security Committee of APAL) continue to testify as a panel under direct examination by Mr. Gover. Mr. Gover asks Mr. Hall about Canada’s Passenger Protect Program, which Mr. Hall likens to Canada’s version of a “no-fly list.” The witnesses are questioned in detail about various aspects of aviation security, including the use of Aircraft Protective Officers (APOs, known as “sky marshals” in the United States) on aircraft and the viability of lethal and supposedly non-lethal weapons such as Tasers aboard aircraft. Raj Anand (Counsel for Lata Pada and other victims’ relatives) and Sandy Graham (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) cross-examine the witnesses.