The Air India Inquiry – November 14, 2007 (Part 3 of 3)

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The Air India Inquiry – November 14, 2007 (Part 3 of 3)

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

Witnesses: Neil Eshleman, Mervin Grierson

Neil Eshleman (a former member of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)) continues his testimony before the Commission. Jacques Shore (Counsel for the Air India Victims’ Families Association) cross-examines Mr. Eshleman about the handling of sources by CSIS and the RCMP and about the transition from the RCMP’s security service to CSIS following the creation of CSIS in 1984. Commissioner John C. Major asks some brief questions. Mervin Grierson (a former member of CSIS) testifies under direct examination by Commission Counsel Mark J. Freiman. Mr. Grierson is asked about the relationship between CSIS and the RCMP, cooperation between CSIS and the RCMP, and the feasibility and practicality of the sharing of information between CSIS and the RCMP. Norman Boxall (Counsel for the Air India Victims’ Families Association) and Tracey McCann (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) cross-examine Mr. Grierson.