The Air India Inquiry – June 6, 2007 (Part 1 of 3)

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The Air India Inquiry – June 6, 2007 (Part 1 of 3)

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

Witnesses : Kathleen Sweet

Commission Counsel Brian Gover makes brief procedural remarks. Commissioner John C. Major instructs Mr. Gover to renew his efforts to have a representative of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) testify before the Commission, indicating that the Commission will issue a subpoena if necessary to compel testimony. Kathleen Sweet (University of Connecticut) testifies under direct examination by Mr. Gover. Ms. Sweet explains her views concerning aviation security, including the vital importance of addressing security concerns on the ground. Raj Anand (Counsel for Lata Pada and other victims’ families) cross-examines Ms. Sweet, asking various questions related to air cargo security and the screening of air cargo. Commissioner Major asks the witness some brief questions. Sandy Graham (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) briefly cross-examines the witness.