Inquiries on CPAC - The Air India Inquiry – December 12, 2007 (Part 1 of 2)
Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182
Witnesses: Ruth Krindle, Pierre Lapointe
Ruth Krindle (a former member of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench) continues to under direct examination by Commission Counsel Michel Dorval about her experience as a trial judge presiding over lengthy, complex criminal trials. Commissioner John C. Major asks Ms. Krindle some brief questions. Matthew Sullivan (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) cross-examines Ms. Krindle concerning her recommendations for improving efficiency in complex trials. Pierre Lapointe (Steering Committee on Justice Efficiencies and Access to the Criminal Justice System) testifies. Under direct examination by Mr. Dorval, Mr. Lapointe reviews policy recommendations for reforming the procedure and requirements for disclosing information to the defence in complex criminal trials. The witness also discusses other strategies for improving efficiency in the justice system and in complex criminal trials in particular.