The Air India Inquiry – November 29, 2007 (Part 1 of 3)

Inquiries on CPAC

The Air India Inquiry – November 29, 2007 (Part 1 of 3)

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

Witnesses: David G. Duff, Anita Anand

David G. Duff (University of Toronto Faculty of Law) testifies. Under direct examination by Commission Counsel Roger Bilodeau, Mr. Duff speaks about his research paper, written for the Commission, on the subject of charities and terrorist financing. Mr. Duff offers a variety of policy recommendations. Richard P. Quance (Counsel for the family members of the crew member victims of Air India flight 182 and Indian nationals) and Roger Leclaire (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) cross-examine the witness. Anita Anand (University of Toronto Faculty of Law) testifies. Under direct examination by Mr. Bilodeau, Ms. Anand explains her research paper, written for the Commission, on terrorist financing and the Canadian legal regime governing the financing of terrorist activities. She is asked about the effectiveness of the current Canadian legal regime in combating terrorist financing and about the need for the creation of an oversight body. Mr. Quance and Mr. Leclaire conduct cross-examinations.