The Air India Inquiry – May 24, 2007 (Part 2 of 4)

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The Air India Inquiry – May 24, 2007 (Part 2 of 4)

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

Witness: Raymond Kobzey

Raymond Kobzey (a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) security service and of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)) continues his testimony before the Commission. Jacques Shore, Counsel for the Air India Victims’ Families Association, cross-examines Mr. Kobzey about the early days of CSIS and the relationship between the RCMP and CSIS, about challenges in intelligence gathering within the Sikh community in Vancouver, about difficulties obtaining warrants for surveillance of Talwinder Singh Parmar and his associates, and about the resources available to CSIS to fulfill its mandate. Tracey McCann, Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada, cross-examines Mr. Kobzey about the transition from working in the RCMP’s security branch to working for CSIS, about the narrower mandate of CSIS compared with the RCMP’s security branch, and about details of the surveillance of Mr. Parmar.