Inquiries on CPAC - The Air India Inquiry – October 4, 2006 (Part 1 of 4)
Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182
Witness : Bob Rae
Bob Rae, a former independent advisor to the Minister of Public Safety, testifies about the mandate given to him in 2005 by former Prime Minister Paul Martin with respect to the bombing of Air India flight 182. Mr. Rae discusses his concerns about airport security protocols and explains his conclusion that conscious racism did not play a role in the Canadian government’s response to the Air India disaster. Mr. Rae stresses the need to improve cultural sensitivity among Canada’s security, intelligence, and policing agencies and to improve communication among such agencies.