The Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar
Witness: Franco Pillarella
Commission Counsel Paul J. J. Cavalluzzo continues direct examination of Franco Pillarella, the former Canadian Ambassador to Syria. Discussion focuses on Mr. Pillarella’s correspondence with General Hassan Khalil, the Syrian Head of Military Intelligence, in January 2003. The ambassador bristles at questions about conflicting messages sent to the Syrians by Canadian agencies.