The Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar
Witness: Jim Gould
The day’s testimony focuses on a June 2002 memorandum to Minister of Foreign Affairs Bill Graham and a related telephone conversation between Kathryn McCallion (Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)) and Jack Hooper (Assistant Deputy Director of Operations for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)). Marlys Edwardh (Counsel for Mr. Arar), Norman Boxall (Counsel for Michel Cabana), Barbara McIsaac (for the Attorney General of Canada), and Leonard Shore (Counsel for Mr. Hooper) conduct cross-examinations of Jim Gould (former Deputy Director, DFAIT Foreign Intelligence Division) on the subject of the memorandum, which attempted to establish consensus between DFAIT, CSIS, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in dealings with the Syrians. Commission Counsel Marc David conducts a brief re-examination.