December 6, 2007 (Part 2 of 3)

Inquiries on CPAC

December 6, 2007 (Part 2 of 3)

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

Witnesses: William J. S. Elliott, Jim Judd

William J. S. Elliott (Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)) continues testimony, with discussion focusing the difference between the RCMP’s mandate and the mandate of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the compatibility of the two mandates, cooperation between CSIS and the RCMP, and Mr. Elliott’s own thoughts on various policy recommendations. Norman Boxall (Counsel for the Air India Victims’ Families Association) cross-examines Mr. Elliott, asking about overlap between the RCMP’s mandate and that of CSIS, among other issues. Jim Judd (Director of CSIS) testifies. Under direct examination by Commission Counsel Mark J. Freiman, Mr. Judd describes his own views concerning the role of CSIS during the course of the investigation into the bombing of Air India flight 182. Commissioner John C. Major asks a number of questions, focusing in particular on problems related to CSIS’s disclosure of intelligence to law enforcement agencies.