Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182
Witnesses: Henry Jensen, Lloyd Hickman
The Commission continues to hear testimony from Henry Jensen (a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer, a former deputy commissioner of operations, and a former member of the Government of Canada’s intelligence and security advisory committees). Under cross-examination by Loretta Colton (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada), Mr. Jensen is asked about his interpretation of the CSIS Act. Lloyd Hickman (former RCMP Chief Superintendent) testifies. Under direct examination by Commission Counsel Anil Kapoor, Mr. Hickman speaks about the RCMP’s “P” (protective) Directorate and its relationship with other branches of the RCMP, the RCMP’s protocol for assessing threats to individuals, and the sharing of intelligence about potential threats with other government agencies. Under cross-examination by Norman Boxall (Counsel for the Air India Victims’ Families Association), Mr. Hickman is asked about the type of threat assessments the RCMP receives from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the RCMP’s responses to these threat assessments in different contexts, intelligence-led policing, and related issues. Under cross-examination by Charleen Brenzall (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada), Mr. Hickman responds to questions about the RCMP’s reliance on various sources of intelligence concerning potential threats, its assessment of intelligence, and its deployment of resources in response to threats.