The Air India Inquiry – September 27, 2007 (Part 3 of 4)

Inquiries on CPAC

The Air India Inquiry – September 27, 2007 (Part 3 of 4)

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

Witness: Nikos Passas

Nikos Passas (Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice) continues his testimony before the Commission on the topic of international terrorist financing. Under direct examination by Commission Counsel Roger Bilodeau, Mr. Passas continues to make a detailed slide presentation. He discusses both formal and informal money transfer regimes and practices in connection with terrorism, the cost to the perpetrators of various terrorist attacks, various international efforts to combat terrorism and frustrate terrorist financing efforts, and related topics. He concludes his presentation by offering a series of general policy recommendations. Richard P. Quance (Counsel for the Family Members of the Crew Member Victims of Air India Flight 182, and Indian Nationals) cross-examines Mr. Passas, asking about various efforts to frustrate terrorist financing, including the Financial Transactions Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC). He discusses the sharing of information between FINTRACT and various agencies responsible to combating terrorism. Roger Leclaire (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) cross-examines the witness about the details of the terrorist financing regulatory regime in Canada.