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

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

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

Witnesses: Jim Judd, William Sheahan, Pierre LaCompte

Jim Judd (Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)) continues to testify before the Commission. Jacques Shore (Counsel for the Air India Victims’ Families Association) cross-examines Mr. Judd, asking about Mr. Judd’s own recommendations for changes to CSIS, both in order to improve relations between CSIS and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and in order to enable CSIS to fulfill its mandate with respect to anti-terrorism investigations. Mr. Judd declines to make recommendations and Mr. Shore asks a variety of follow-up questions. Tracey McCann (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) briefly cross-examines the witness and Commission Counsel Mark J. Freiman asks some brief follow-up questions. Commissioner John C. Major criticizes an interview with the press by a representative of the Department of Justice and Barney Brucker (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) responds. William Sheahan and Pierre LaCompte (former members of the Communications Security Establishment (CSE)) testify as a panel. Under direct examination by Mr. Brucker, the witnesses respond to earlier testimony by James K. Bartleman. There is a series of acrimonious exchanges in the course of cross-examination by Paul Cavalluzzo (Counsel for Mr. Bartleman). Mr. Freiman attempts to clarify aspects of Mr. Cavalluzzo’s cross-examination and Mr. Brucker asks brief follow-up questions.