The Air India Inquiry – October 2, 2007 (Part 1 of 3)

Inquiries on CPAC

The Air India Inquiry – October 2, 2007 (Part 1 of 3)

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

Witnesses: Mark Potter, Janet Difrancesco

Roger Leclaire (Counsel for the Attorney General of Canada) makes brief remarks about legal constraints affecting the day’s testimony. Mark Potter (the assistant director for government relationships, Financial Transactions Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC)) and Janet Difrancesco (the assistant director for macro analysis and integration, FINTRAC) testify as a panel under direct examination by Commission Counsel Roger Bilodeau. The witnesses are asked to explain FINTRAC’s contribution to the fight against terrorist financing, particularly given a lack of successful prosecutions based on intelligence from FINTRAC. In the course of their testimony, the witnesses also discuss FINTRAC’s mandate and work in detail. Commissioner John C. Major asks the witnesses brief questions.