The Air India Inquiry – June 14 , 2007 (Part 2 of 3)

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The Air India Inquiry – June 14 , 2007 (Part 2 of 3)

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

Witness: Yves Duguay

Yves Duguay (the senior director of security for Air Canada) continues his testimony before the Commission, with direct examination conducted by Commission Counsel Brian Gover. Mr. Gover asks the witness about various issues related to aviation security, including baggage screening, Air Canada’s preferred security measures, Air Canada’s security management system, Air Canada’s access to intelligence, the presence of Aircraft Protective Officers (commonly known as “sky marshals”) on Canadian aircraft, and intrusion tests by Transport Canada. Commissioner John C. Major also asks the witness brief questions in the course of Mr. Gover’s examination. Raj Anand (Counsel for Lata Pada and other victims’ families) conducts cross-examination. Mr. Duguay is asked about the use of x-ray machines for cargo screening, alternative methods for screening cargo, and about the lack of technical equipment for screening cargo in Canada. There is a discussion of terminology related to cargo shipments and Sandy Graham (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) objects to testimony that divulges supposedly confidential security measures. Mr. Graham then cross-examines Mr. Duguay, who discusses Air Canada’s concern with the prevalence of petty crime in airports.