The Air India Inquiry – October 23, 2007 (Part 1 of 2)

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The Air India Inquiry – October 23, 2007 (Part 1 of 2)

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

Witnesses: Craig Hall, Jean Labbé

Commission Counsel Brian Gover makes opening remarks concerning anticipated testimony on the subject of aviation security. 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) testify as a panel under direct examination by Mr. Gover. Mr. Gover asks the witnesses a variety of questions related to aviation security in Canada and APAL’s recommendations for improving aviation security. Mr. Labbé discusses APAL’s advocacy of greater emphasis on behaviour pattern recognition in order to detect individuals with hostile intentions. Mr. Hall and Mr. Labbé comment on the mandate of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) and discuss recommendations for improving its effectiveness. Mr. Gover asks the witnesses to remark, from an aviation security perspective, on various aspects of the events leading to the bombing of Air India flight 182.