The Air India Inquiry – November 6, 2007 (Part 1 of 3)

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The Air India Inquiry – November 6, 2007 (Part 1 of 3)

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

Witnesses: Jennifer Stoddart, Carman Baggaley, Lindsay Scotton, Patricia Kosseim

Commission Counsel Mark J. Freiman makes opening remarks, describing a dispute between Commission Counsel and the Department of Justice over the alleged secrecy of evidence intended to be heard before the Commission. Jacques Shore (Counsel for the Air India Victims’ Families Association) and Barney Brucker (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) make remarks. The Commission hears testimony from a panel of witnesses from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, including Jennifer Stoddart (Privacy Commissioner of Canada), Carman Baggaley, Lindsay Scotton, and Patricia Kosseim. Under direct examination by Commission Counsel Roger Bilodeau, the witnesses discuss matters related to terrorist financing. Under examination by Commission Counsel Brian Gover, the witnesses speak about matters related to aviation security. Among other matters, Mr. Bilodeau asks the witnesses to describe the mandate of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioner’s role in auditing the Financial Transactions Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC). Mr. Gover asks the witnesses about Canada’s Passenger Protect Program, issues related to so-called no-fly lists, and issues related to aviation security.